3,277 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new clusters found in Thailand on Saturday
New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Saturday) jumped to 3,277, including 892 cases among prison inmates, as 8 new clusters were found in Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Phetchaburi, Kamphaeng Phet, Chanthaburi and Chachoengsao provinces. 29 more deaths were also recorded.
According to the CCSA, Bangkok recorded 858 new infectionstoday, followed by 313 in Samut Prakan, 291 in Nonthaburi, 188 in Samut Sakhon, 81 in Pathum Thani, 78 in Nakhon Pathom, 76 in Chon Buri, 39 in Ayutthaya, 37 in Trat and 34 in Phetchaburi.
There were 29 cases among foreign arrivals, including 19 Cambodians, 3 Omanis and 1 case each from Japan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
Of the new deaths today, 17 are men and 12 women, aged from 30 to 92. Seventeen died in Bangkok, 3 in Samut Prakan, 2 each in Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi and 1 each from Chainat, Nakhon Sawan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phuket and Udon Thani.
Cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, are 164,242, while cumulative infections, since early last year, are 193,105. 41,403 people are still being treated in general and field hospitals, including 1,242 severe cases 362, of whom are on ventilators. 5,273 have recovered today.
Cluster infections were found at a semi-processed food plant in Bang Sao Thong district of Samut Prakan, an aluminium factory in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani, a meat ball and biscuit factory in Samut Sakhon, a fresh market in Phetchaburi, a community in Kamphaeng Phet, a fruit market in Tha Mai district of Chanthaburi and at an army barracks in Chachoengsao province.