Daily COVID infections in Thailand reach a new high with 5,485 on Monday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged to a new high of 5,485 today (Monday), including 1,953 cases among prison inmates, and there were 19 more deaths.

CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said today that Bangkok alone recorded 1,356 new infections. 827 cases were found during active screening, in communities and market places, and 529 among those under observation and treatment.

She said that two new clusters were discovered, at a construction worker’s housing facility in Bang Na district and in a community in Sathorn district, adding, however, that conditions in several other clusters have improved.

Districts in Bangkok which remain free from cluster infections include Phya Thai, Wang Thong Lang, Lat Krabang, Bung Kum, Saphan Soong, Kanna Yao, Phra Khanong, Sai Mai, Ratburana, Phasi Charoen, Bang Bon, Nong Khaem, Bang Khun Thian, Thon Buri, Chom Thong, Bangkok Yai and Taling Chan.

She said, however, that 30 new cases were found during active screening today in Khlong Tonsai and Banglamphu Lang in Khlong San district.

Cumulative infections, since April 1st, have soared to 130,229 and to 159,792 since early last year.  59,416 people are being treated in general and field hospitals, including 1,233 severe cases, of whom 390 need ventilators.

Of the 19 deaths today, 12 are in Bangkok and the rest in Kanchanaburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Nonthaburi.



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