Record 31 Covid deaths 2,041 new infections

Record 31 Covid deaths 2,041 new infections

A woman cleans the floor of a food shop in Bangkok on Friday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
A woman cleans the floor of a food shop in Bangkok on Friday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

The Public Health Ministry on Monday reported a new daily high of 31 coronavirus deaths and 2,041 new infections over the previous 24 hours.

This took the total number of cases to  71,025 since the pandemic began last year. The death toll now stands at 276.

This was about 50% up on the 21 deaths reported on both Saturday and Sunday.

The new outbreak, which includes the highly transmissible B.1.1.7 variant first detected in Britain, has accounted for more than half of total cases and deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Vocabulary

  • account for: to be the explanation or cause of something - เป็นเหตุผลของ
  • death toll: the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต
  • pandemic: a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area - โรคที่มีการแพร่กระจายหรือระบาดไปทั่ว
  • record: the best or most ever achieved - สถิติ
  • variant: a thing that is a slightly different form or type of something else - สิ่งที่ผันแปร, สิ่งที่แตกต่างกัน
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