Thailand’s COVID-19 infections continue record-breaking pace with 13,655 logged Thursday
Thailand recorded another new daily high of COVID-19 infections today (Thursday) with 13,655 cases and 87 more deaths, bringing total infections to 424,269 and deaths to 3,603 since April 2021, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Most infections were acquired locally, with only 545 were in prisons and 11 among overseas arrivals. Today’s figure is an increase from yesterday’s 13,002, a previous record, which has been broken almost every day since last Friday.
137,058 people are currently being treated in hospitals and field hospitals, 3,856 of whom are deemed severe, with 889 of them on ventilators.
Bangkok still has the most daily new infections and deaths, at 2,893 and 44 respectively, which is just over half of all new deaths. Other provinces with high new infection figures are Samut Sakhon (965), Samut Prakan (895), Chon Buri (620), Nonthaburi (416), Pathum Thani (365), Nakhon Ratchasima (293), Pattani (289), Suphan Buri (274) and Rayong (261).
Of the new deaths reported today, 47 were women. They were between 24-93 years old. Other provinces reporting deaths in the past 24 hours are Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Ayutthaya, Sing Buri, Surin, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Sawan, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phitsanuloke, Ratchaburi, Pattani and Songkhla.
About 15 million vaccine doses have been administered to date, with 3.55 million people, or about 5.1% of the population, being fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration yesterday announced closures of more places effective tomorrow (Friday July 23rd) until August 2nd. To be closed are all sports fields, public and sports swimming pools, parks, botanical gardens, exhibition and convention centres, learning centres, art galleries, public libraries, museums, beauty salons including hair and nail salons and tattoo parlors.