6 June 2024

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases and one death today (Monday), bringing cumulative infections to 3,042 and fatalities to 57.

According to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, one of the new patients is a 46-year old Chinese woman, whose Italian husband, an asymptomatic case, had earlier tested positive for coronavirus.  The couple were on Phuket resort island holidaying and were stranded with their children at a hotel in Tambon Choeng Thaley, after the province cut all in and out bound flights.

The other case is a 55-year old Thai masseuse, who had returned from Russia and was in state quarantine in Chon Buri province.  She tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

The latest fatality is 68-year old diabetic Thai woman, with high blood pressure and chronic kidney problems, who tested positive for the virus on May 19th.  She was hospitalized and treated, but her condition deteriorated until she died of a heart attack.

Total recoveries, to date, are 2,928 and 57 others are still in hospital.

Globally, the cumulative total to yesterday is 5,498,577, with 94,598 new infections and 53,223 critical cases reported. The global death toll is 346,688.

The United States ranks top of the list, with cumulative infections totalling 1,686,436, followed by Brazil and Russia.

In South Korea, Dr. Taweesin said that the number of cluster infections linked to the Itaewon area in Seoul has increased to 225, and the government is considering the mandatory wearing of face masks in public place.

The South Korean government is also considering postponing the reopening of all schools, after a kindergarten student was found to be infected, forcing the closure of several private schools in the Kangsaw area.

Thais abroad continue to return, with 78 from the Maldives, over 100 from Japan and 150 from South Korea due to arrive today.  50 others from Italy, 150 from Malaysia, 35 from Japan and 165 from Taiwan are expected back on Tuesday.

Dr. Taweesin warned members of the public against a fake Thai Chana website, which is in English, compared to the real website, www.ไทยชนะ.com.

So far, 106,235 businesses have registered for the Thai Chana tracing platform and more than 11.7 million people have used it when they visited commercial venues.