Total COVID-19 infections in Thailand passes the 100,000 mark today

Huay Kwang maket

Cumulative COVID-19 infections in Thailand have crossed the 100,000 line for the first time, with 2,302 new cases and 24 more deaths recorded today (Sunday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The total number of infections, since the first case early in 2020, have now reached 101,447, including 94,089 locally-transmitted cases, 3,895 cases among prison inmates and 3,463 among arrivals from abroad. 65,803 have recovered and 35,055 are still being treated in hospitals. 589 people have died.

There are currently 1,228 severe cases under treatment, with 408 of them on ventilators, according to CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan.

Of the new infections today, Bangkok logged 1,218, followed by 243 in Pathum Thani, 117 in Samut Prakan, 103 in Nonthaburi, 66 in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 48 in Chon Buri, 47 in Samut Sakhon, 37 each in Songkhla and Ayutthaya and 27 in Surat Thani.

Dr. Apisamai said the Ayurvedic ward for women, at the Ban Pong Hospital in Ratchaburi province, has been closed until May 24th after six medics and nine other patients became infected, reportedly by a woman who had tended to her sick mother on the ward.

There are already 30 people in this cluster of infections, including several family members of the medics, she said.

Of the 24 deaths today, 13 are men and the rest women, with 8 of them in Bangkok, 2 each in Chon Buri, Pathum Thani and Kanchanaburi and one each in Chiang Mai, Si Sa Ket, Ratchaburi Samut Prakan, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit, Rayong, Nakhon Nayok and Ayutthaya. 16 of them had high blood pressure and the others had other underlying diseases.


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