6 June 2024

Thailand reported the country’s fifth death from COVID-19 today, as total infections increase by 91 to 1,136 so far.

The latest fatality is a 50-year old Thai Muslim man, living in the Su-ngai Golok district of the southern province of Narathiwat.  Health officials are yet to determine whether he was among those who attended a religious ceremony in Malaysia.

The 91 new infections are divided into three groups:

  • 30 include five related to the boxing stadium cluster, seven related to entertainment venues and 18 were in close contact with other infected people.
  • 19 include nine Thais returning from abroad and one foreign arrival, five who worked in enclosed and crowded places or in association with foreigners and four others.
  • 42 have tested positive for the virus, but their cases are still pending confirmation.

According to Dr. Anupong Sutaria, a senior doctor at the Disease Control Department, recoveries have increased to 97 today, with 1,034 still in hospital, including 11 in a severe condition.