11 July 2024

As many as 4,270 Thai medics across the country have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began in mid-February 2020, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC) today (Wednesday).

Among them are 198 doctors and 34 medical students and the rest are nurses, assistant nurses, dentists, public health academics, health volunteers, housekeepers, laboratory technicians and administrators.

“The number of infected doctors is considered high. These are anaesthetists, nephrologists, general physicians, cardiologists, gynaecologists and emergency physicians,” Dr. Sumanee Wacharasint of the DDC told the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Meanwhile, 13 provinces are being monitored by the CCSA, in terms of COVID-19 spread, amid a spike in infections. These are Songkhla, Trang, Surat Thani, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khon Kaen, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Ratchasima, Saraburi, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Kanchanaburi and Prachuap Khiri Phan. Infections in these provinces accounted for 32% of new cases across the country.

Thailand on Wednesday logged 5,857 COVID cases and 55 deaths, a significant drop from previous months. Almost 90 million vaccine doses have been administered, of which nearly 40 million people have received two shots.