11 July 2024

Daily COVID-19 infections in Thailand fell to 1,871 today (Thursday), below 2,000 for the first time since April 23rd, while 10 additional fatalities were also recorded, according to the Department of Disease Control.

Cumulative infections, since April 1st, which marked the start of the third wave of the pandemic, are 34,707, with 94 fatalities.

In Bangkok, according an update at 8pm last night, 830 new infections were recorded, raising total infections in the capital, since April 1st, to 10,899. Of these, 8,340 have recovered, 5,405 are still being treated in hospitals and 43 have died.

In the neighbouring province of Nonthaburi, 122 new COVID-19 cases were recorded. In the eastern coastal province of Chon Buri, 112 new infections were also recorded.

In the southern province of Songkhla, the provincial health office has issued an urgent announcement for anyone who visited “Fer Inter”, a Vietnamese noodle shop, in the Muang district between April 15th and 25th, to report to Sa Bua Court on Samila Beach for screening tomorrow, after it was discovered that 17 employees at the eatery were infected with COVID-19.

About 400 customers have been classified as being at high risk. 567 people in the province have, so far, been infected.

The CCSA subcommittee is due to consider additional restrictions this morning, as proposed by the Public Health Ministry, before they are submitted to the CCSA, headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, at 2pm this afternoon.

Some additional measures being considered include lockdowns in six Deep Red zone provinces and no dine-in services at all eateries in the Deep Red and Red zones.