11 July 2024

Thailand has recorded 216 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), down from 279 yesterday, and one more fatality.

CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said that the death is that of a 47-year old diabetic Thai woman living in Chon Buri, who had visited an illegal gambling den in Bang Lamung district and tested positive for the virus on December 30th. She was asymptomatic but had been admitted to hospital.

Of the new infections, 214 are locally acquired infections and 2 are arrivals from abroad in state quarantine.

Cumulative infections, to date, are 7,379 with 4,299 recoveries. The nation’s death toll now stands at 64.

Meanwhile, all air passengers travelling from Bangkok to the northeastern province of Buri Ram will be subjected to 14 days mandatory quarantine, under a new restriction imposed by the provincial administration to prevent the spread of the contagion.

Those who do not want to be quarantined can choose to undergo rapid response tests at their own expense, estimated at 600 baht. If they pass the tests, they do not need to be isolated in quarantine.

Professor Dr. Prasit Wattanapha, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj hospital, said today that the condition of Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsaengsri is improving, but he will remain on a respirator for the next 2-3 days and remain in the ICU for about another week.