6 June 2024

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today increased exponentially, to a new single day record of 9,635 cases, thanks to the inclusion of 6,853 infections among prison inmates, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin.

The spread of the disease continues to surge in Bangkok and its suburbs, logging 2,362 additional infections today, whereas the spread of the disease in the other provinces is steadily slowing.

Cumulative infections, since early last year have, increased to 111,082, with 67,200 recoveries. 43,268 are still being treated in hospitals, including 22,662 in general hospitals and 20,606 in field hospitals.  Severe cases have increased to 1,226, with 400 on ventilators.

Cumulative infections, since April 1st, are 82,219, including 375 arrivals from abroad.  Total fatalities are 520.

25 more fatalities were recorded today, 15 victims are male and the rest female, with the youngest being 33 and the oldest 86. Bangkok itself saw 18 deaths. The death toll is now 614 since early last year.

Dr. Taweesin said that the Corrections Department has tested more than 24,000 inmates and found a 49% infection rate and the department is waiting for results of 2,235 tests. 10,748 inmates have tested positive so far.

The 10 provinces with the biggest number of new infections today are:  Bangkok, 1,843; Samut Prakan, 155; Pathum Thani, 146; Nonthaburi, 129; Samut Sakhon, 53; Chonburi, 45; Songkhla, 42; Phetchaburi, 39; Nakhon Pathom, 36 and Ayutthaya, 31 cases.

17 provinces free of new infections are:  Lamphun, Chaiyaphum, Buri Ram, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, Sukhothai, Phrae, Uttradit, Chainat, Nong Khai, Amnart Charoen, Mukdahan, Nong Bua Lamphu, Bung Kan, Phang-nga and Satun.

Thailand is today 92nd in the world ranking of total infections.