12 July 2024

Thailand’s COVID-19 daily new infection record has been broken for the third straight day on Friday, with 21,379 cases and 191 deaths reported.

The number of people being hospitalised dropped slightly today to 212,926, from yesterday’s high of 213,910, as more people recover. 22,172 were sent home in the past 24 hours.

The number is however on the rise overall, in line with the continued surge in new cases. Those being treated in hospitals first passed the 200,000 level on Saturday July 31st. Among all the current cases, 4,999 are severe and 1,038 are on ventilators.

Most new cases are being acquired through local transmission, with only 484 in prisons and 10 among overseas arrivals. Accumulated cases, since April this year, are 685,821, out of a total of 714,684 cases since last year, while 5,760 deaths have been recorded since April, with a total of 5,854 since last year.

Bangkok remains the province with most new infections and deaths, with 4,700 cases and 100 deaths recorded today.

Other provinces in the top ten list with most infections are Samut Sakhon (1,355), Samut Prakan (1,336), Chonburi (1,325), Nonthaburi (716), Pathum Thani (552), Chachoengsao (527), Nakhon Pathom (476), Saraburi (427), Ubon Ratchathani (358).

Of today’s fatalities, 115 were men and 76 were women. Their ages ranged from 21-104. The majority were Thai, with 3 Myanmar nationals and one Japanese.

Thailand currently ranks 39th country in the world with most accumulated infections. The ranking moved up from 40th and 41st in the past few days.

19.6 million doses of vaccines have been administered to date, with only 4.27 million people, or about 6.1% of the entire population, having received two doses of vaccines, while 175,190 people have received their third “booster” shot to date.