Thailand records another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002, more closures mulled
Thailand recorded yet another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002 today (Wednesday), after a slight drop yesterday to 11,305, while logging 108 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The country’s infection record has been broken each day, from Friday July 16th to Monday July 19th, from 9,692, to 10,082, to 11,397 and to 11,784, respectively. 1,049 of the infections reported today are in prisons, with 31 among arrivals from abroad.
Bangkok still has most daily new infections and deaths, with 2,921 cases and 40 deaths reported today. Total infections in the capital, in the current wave, makes up about 30% of all cases since April 2021.
Other provinces in the top ten list are Samut Sakhon (932), Nonthaburi (661), Samut Prakan (656), Chon Buri (636), Chachoengsao (374), Pathum Thani (350), Rayong (305), Pattani (282) and Ayutthaya (235).
Of the deaths, most were Thai with one Chinese and one Indian reported. They were aged 25-96. More than half (59) were men.
Meanwhile, CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan has recommended further closures in each “Dark Red” zone province. These include all sports fields, sports swimming pools, exhibition centres, libraries, museums, child development centres, beauty salons, including hair and nail salons, tattoo parlours, public parks and botanical gardens.
Semi-lockdown measures, including travel restrictions, a ban on dining in, no in person school classes and a curfew between 9pm and 4am, have been imposed in the Dark Red zones until August 2nd. The provinces listed in the zone are Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Ayutthaya, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla and Narathiwat.