23 May 2024

Thailand today has recorded no new COVID-19 cases and no COVID-19 related deaths.

CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul told a news briefing that the country’s cumulative infections to date remain at 3,135, while the death toll is still 58.

Six more patients have got better, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,993, while 84 others are still in hospital.

She said that Thailand has been free of locally-transmitted infections for 22 consecutive days, as she asked everyone continue observing basic health advisories, which include wearing face masks in public, frequent hand washing, social distancing and avoidance of congested areas, as Thailand continues to ease lockdown restrictions.

Pointing out that many of those infected are asymptomatic and working people in the 20-39 age group, she stressed the need to wear face masks when going to work and, as soon as they get home, to remove their clothes and to take a shower, for the safety of their family members.

Dr. Pannapha cited a recent Suan Dusit Poll, which shows that most respondents want to visit Chiang Mai, followed by Prachuap Khiri Khan, Bangkok, Chon Buri and Kanchanaburi adding, however, that certain restrictions are in place for visitors to tourist attractions, such as limitations on numbers, temperature screening, face mask wearing and social distancing.

Globally, cumulative infections today are 8,112,933 with 439,061 deaths (5.42%).  The United States recorded more than 20,000 new infections today, bringing the country’s total infections to 2,182,950 and a death toll of 118,263.  India, meanwhile, recorded over 10,000 new cases today, bringing cumulative infections to 343,026, with more than 9,900 fatalities so far.

Thailand’s world ranking is 88th in terms of cumulative infections.

 

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