3,226 new COVID-19 infections and 26 deaths recorded today in Thailand
Thailand recorded 3,226 new COVID-19 cases and 26 more deaths today (Tuesday), as the virus continues to spread with no clear sign of slowing down, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Of the new infections, 872 are in Bangkok alone and 882 are prison inmates. Cumulative infections, since the first case early last year, have soared to 135,439, pushing Thailand’s world ranking, in terms of total infections, from 140th last year to 86th.
Total recoveries have increased by 3,094 today, to 89,194. 45,413 people are still being treated in hospitals, of whom 1,187 are severe cases, including 399 who are on ventilators. The total national death toll is 832. Cumulative infections, since April 1st, are 106,576, with fatalities reaching 738.
Of the deaths today, 15 are in Bangkok, 2 each in Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan and 1 each in Nonthaburi, Phetchaburi, Chonburi, Amnat Charoen, Buriram, Nakhon Sawan and Kalasin. The youngest to die was aged 36 and the oldest 88.
CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that 151 illegal immigrants have been arrested in the past 24 hours and 19 people have arrived from abroad and are in quarantine, including 3 from India, and 4 from Malaysia.
Bangkok remains top of the list of ten provinces with high infection rates, the other nine are:
- Nonthaburi, 590 cases
- Phetchaburi, 227 cases
- Samut Prakan, 126 cases
- Pathum Thani, 66 cases
- Narathiwat, 54 cases
- Samut Sakhon, 49 cases
- Chonburi, 34 cases
- Ayutthaya, 29 cases
- Surat Thani, 25 cases
- Ratchaburi, 25 cases
29 provinces did not report a single new case today.