9 June 2024

Thailand recorded 3,682 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths in the 24 hours to 7.30am today (Sunday), according to the COVID-19 Data Centre.

The new infections include 578 cases among prison inmates, raising cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, to 189,268. The death toll is 1,535 for the same period.

So far, 156,333 people have recovered from the disease.

In Samut Prakan province, the Wiboonsri Market, in Paknam sub-district, was ordered to close for 14 days yesterday after 80, of the approximately 200 people in the market screened by health officials, were found to be infected with COVID-19.

541 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the province since midnight last night, according to provincial health officials.

Of the new infections in Samut Prakan, 249 are in Muang district, 39 in Phra Pradaeng district, 82 in Bang Phli district, 30 in Samut Chedi district, 37 in Bang Sal Thong district and 4 in Bang Bor district.  60 of the infected were admitted to hospitals for medical treatment.

In Chon Buri province, the provincial health office has expressed concern that daily COVID-19 infections in the province, which had slowed into double-digits in the past several days, have risen to 175 cases today, mostly in housing facilities for migrant workers in the Si Racha district.

Officials said that a cluster of 66 infections was found in a community of migrant workers in Soi Ratchaprasit, in Muang district, and another 55 cases were found at worker housing in Si Racha district.

The Soi Ratchaprasit community has already been locked down for 14 days, by order of the provincial communicable disease committee.