11 July 2024

Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19 and 92 new cases today (Thursday), including 40 in Samut Sakhon province and 21 in Bangkok.

According to the CCSA, there are 78 new locally-acquired infections today and 14 among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine.

Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 27,494, with 26,377 recoveries. 1,028 others are still being treated in hospitals and the death toll is now 89.

The latest fatality was a 65-year old bed-ridden male patient suffering stage 4 cancer and living in Samut Sakhon.

In that province, it is reported that the first batch of 70,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine have been used and injected into 35,000 people in selected groups, including frontline health workers, patients with seven types of congenital disease and people living in high-risk areas.

The next stage will be the inoculation of 5,000 people over 60 this Saturday, with the AstraZeneca vaccine. The province has received the first batch of 10,000 doses and 30,000 people over 60 have applied for vaccination.

Meanwhile, the Rajinibon and St. Francis Xavier Convent schools have been ordered to close on Friday for disinfection, after some of the students were found to have attended a cram school, where infections were detected.

The schools will reopen as usual on Monday.