60 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today
Thailand recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday), including 43 locally-acquired infections, 15 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine and two illegals who crossed the border from Malaysia.
Samut Sakhon province recorded 38 new infections, including 19 found in proactive community screening and another 19 are among those under observation or treatment. Three new cases were reported in Pathum Thani and one each in Bangkok and Nonthaburi.
The 15 imported cases include 6 from the United Arab Emirates, 4 from UK and 1 each from Sudan, Myanmar, Russia, Germany and the US.
Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 26,501, with 25,851 recoveries and 85 deaths. 565 others are still being treated in hospitals.
Meanwhile, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants all his cabinet ministers to join him in being inoculated this Thursday or Friday, because they are regarded as a high-risk group.
He said that ministers over 60, like the prime minister, will be given the AstraZeneca vaccine, while those under 60 will receive the Chinese-made Sinovac version.
The vaccinations will take place at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, because all those inoculated must wait at the hospital for at least half an hour for observation before leaving