6,166 new COVID-19 cases and 50 more deaths in Thailand on Monday

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COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with no sign of abating, logging 6,166 cases today (Monday) and 50 more deaths, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Bangkok recorded the most infections in the last 24 hours, with 1,729 cases. The other provinces with the highest numbers of new infections are Samut Prakan (411), Samut Sakhon (389), Pathum Thani (352), Songkhla (318), Chon Buri (279), Nonthaburi (270), Ayutthaya (212), Nakhon Pathom (143) and Pattani (133).

117 clusters are under close watch in Bangkok, including 27 which have not reported new cases for the past 28 days.

More new clusters have been found in the following provinces:

  • Samut Sakhon – three new clusters (two canned food factories in Muang district and one garment factory in Om Noi district).
  • Chon Buri – one cluster at a logistics company in Si Racha district.
  • Ayutthaya – Talad Yai Wang Noi market, where 181 people were found to be infected.
  • Tak – a garment factory in Mae Sot district, where 33 workers were found to be infected.
  • Chachoengsao – a construction worker dormitory in Muang district.

New infections have been detected in several old clusters, such as at Talaad Thai in Pathum Thani.

Of the 50 new deaths today, 34 are men and 16 women, aged from 28 to 91.  Bangkok logged 17 deaths, 9 in Nonthaburi, 6 in Samut Prakan, 3 in Chachoengsao, 2 each in Nakhon Pathom, Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Samut Sakhon and 1 each in Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Sawan, Rayong and Suphan Buri.

Cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, are 260,370, including 63,520 still undergoing treatment in general and field hospitals and “hospitels”. There are 2,199 severe cases, of whom 603 are on ventilators.

Thailand today is 65th in the global rankings in terms of cumulative infections (289,233 cases since early last year).

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