Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections
No new COVID-19 infections have been reported in Thailand today by the CCSA, as the situation in the Philippines is now of the greatest concern among all ten ASEAN member countries.
According to the CCSA, the Philippines has recorded over 3,000 new infections in the past 11 days and 61 new deaths have been reported today.
In Vietnam, another ASEAN member, more than 20 new infections have been recorded in the past 11 days, with one fatality today. 13 deaths have been reported in the past ten days.
In Thailand, cumulative infections to date are 3,351, with 3,160 recoveries and 58 deaths. 133 patients are still being treated in hospital.
India now has the world’s highest new infection rate, recording more than 60,000 new cases/day for four consecutive days. More than 1,000 deaths were reported today alone.
According to its Medical Science Department and the National Research Office, Thailand has conducted RT-PCR tests on 775,202 subjects, including 25,989 during the first week of August.
Deputy Government Spokesperson, Ms. Traisulee Traisoranakul, said today that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take good care of Thai Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, who have been infected with the virus.
Globally, cumulative infections now are 20,024,263, with 733,995 deaths and 12,898,238 recoveries, accounting 64.4% of all infections.