Bangkok records daily new high of 869 cases as Thailand sees 27 more deaths
Bangkok recorded a single day’s new high today (Friday) with 869 new Covid-19 cases, as Thailand added 2,044 new cases and 27 more deaths, according to the The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The daily tally in Bangkok has been above 500 cases every day since last month, said CCSA Spokesperson Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, while the number of severe cases in the capital, currently at 496 tends to increase.
Daily COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged from 1,911 yesterday while fatalities increased from yesterday’s 18, including 18 in Bangkok alone, according to CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul.
Cumulative infections since April 1st until today are 49,172, including 29,320 who are still being treated in general and field hospitals. Fatalities since April 1st are 363. Thailand’s world ranking, in terms of infections, has dropped to 98th place, with altogether 78,855 cases since early last year.
Of the 2,044 new cases today, 1,820 cases are from those among observation and treatment and 220 from active screening. There are four imported cases in state quarantine.
Across the country, new infections were reported in 68 out of Thailand’s 77 provinces.
Meanwhile, Chulalongkorn University has agreed to its facilities to be used for vaccine inoculation among teachers in Bangkok before the opening of the new school term scheduled on June 1st .
The vaccination will be conducted by health officials from the Ministry of Public Health to be held at the 4th and 5th floor of Chamchuri Square. Vaccination is due to start in the middle of this month, targeting about 1,500 teachers a day.
University Rector Prof. Bundhit Eua-arporn said that after school teachers and university lecturers are vaccinated, other personnel working at the University and their relatives and students will be the next group to be inoculated.
The vaccination campaign is a joint effort between the university and the Ministry of Public Health.
Prof. Bundhit further said that the university has planned to extend the vaccination services to areas in Pathumwan and Sathorn districts to speed up vaccine access by the people.
If this service is proven to be successful, it will be extended to other universities in Bangkok and, eventually, across the country, he said.