12 July 2024

Thailand recorded 97 new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), including 65 cases in Bangkok alone, according to the CCSA.

Of the new cases, 92 are locally acquired infections and 5 are among those arriving from abroad, including 2 from the US and 1 each from Sweden, Turkey, and Malaysia.

In addition to the new cases in the capital, detected during proactive screening in communities and among those under observation and treatment, there are 15 cases in Samut Sakhon, 5 in Samut Prakan, 3 in Nakhon Pathom, and 1 case each in Chachoengsao, Ratchaburi, and Suphan Buri.

Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 28,443, with 26,946 recoveries and 92 deaths. 1,405 others are still being treated in hospitals.

Spokesman for the BMA, Pongsakorn Kwanmuang, reported in his Facebook post yesterday that the Bang Khae market cluster of infections is steadily increasing, with 56 new cases reported yesterday, raising the total in the cluster to 536, with another 2,540 results yet to be announced.

City officials have screened 30,154 people in Bang Khae district of Bangkok and 27,078 were cleared of the virus.