3,759 new COVID-19 infections and 34 new deaths recorded in Thailand today
Thailand recorded 3,759 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,294 cases among prison inmates, and 34 additional deaths today (Friday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Bangkok today logged 973 new infections, followed by 658 cases in Phetchaburi province, 221 in Samut Prakan, 102 in Nonthaburi, 55 in Samut Sakhon, 42 in Chonburi, 39 each in Pathum Thani and Songkhla, 36 in Nakhon Pathom and 32 cases in Ayutthaya.
CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that 29 provinces did not report a single new case today and several other provinces are showing signs of improvement, including Chiang Mai, which logged fewer than ten daily cases.
Of the fatalities today, 18 are men and 16 women. 24 were reported in Bangkok, 3 in Samut Prakan, 2 in Nakhon Si Thammarat and 1 each in Chonburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Tak, Nakhon Sawan and Roi Et.
Dr. Apisamai said that, in the country’s third wave of infections, the average time between testing positive for the disease and death is 12 days, compared to 15 days in the first wave and 12 days in the second, but there were 54 cases who died on the day they were diagnosed as infected.
She also said that several bed-ridden patients did not know they were infected and had been treated at home with over the counter medicines so, when they were admitted to hospitals, they were already in a severe condition.
Cumulative infections have increased to 144,976 since early last year, including 46,150 who are still being treated in hospitals, among them are 1,226 severe cases, including 405 cases on ventilators. The national death toll is 954.
The CCSA assistant spokesperson said that, in Bangkok, three new clusters were found today, with 36 cases in Min Buri market. The two other clusters are in Bang Khae and Wattana districts, where 89 and 5 cases were found respectively.
Four clusters in Suang Luang, Thawee Wattana, Sathorn and Chatuchak have been brought under control, as reported by City Hall, and 30 other clusters are still being closely monitored, she added.