Thailand records 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more fatalities on Monday
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths today (Monday), including two who died on the same day they tested positive and seven others who perished within a week of becoming infected with the disease.
CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that daily infections in Bangkok and its suburbs remain high and severe cases continue to rise steadily, while daily infections in other provinces a beginning to stabilise.
New infections in Bangkok and neighboring provinces continue to increase, she said. COVID-19 has now spread to all 50 districts of Bangkok, with the infection rate now accounts for 2.84% of those screened and health officials will try to test as many as 10,000 people per day.
She said that people who are worried or suspect that they may be infected can report for tests, or they can alert officials if they come across high risk groups, she added.
The top ten provinces for new infections today are:
1. Bangkok, 565 new cases, 19,574 cumulative cases since April 1st.
2. Nonthaburi, 158 new cases, 3,628 cumulative cases
3. Samut Prakan, 116 new cases, 3,240 cumulative cases
4. Samut Sakhon, 85 new cases, 1,556 cumulative cases
5. Pathum Thani, 65 new cases, 1,288 cumulative cases
6. Chon Buri, 65 new cases, 3,359 cumulative cases
7. Ranong, 45 new cases, 472 cumulative cases
8. Surat Thani, 41 new cases, 1,161 cumulative cases
9. Nakhon Si Thammarat, 39 new cases, 602 cumulative cases
10. Chanthaburi, 36 new cases, 441 cumulative cases
Of the deaths today, 9 were male and the rest female. The youngest is 30 and the oldest 92. 13 died in Bangkok, 2 in Chiang Mai and 1 each in Pathum Thani, Suphan Buri, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Khon Kaen and Maha Sarakham. 13 of the fatalities had high blood pressure.
Cumulative infections, since April 1st, are 56,142 and cumulative infections since early last year are 85,005. The total death toll is 327.