Thailand adds 250 Covid cases Tuesday

Thailand adds 250 Covid cases Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, wearing a traditional Karen shirt, watches nurses administer the Coronavac vaccine to frontline health workers after he arrived to hand over 2,000 vials of the vaccine and other medical supplies to frontline workers to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, as authorities fear a further influx of Myanmar refugees over the border, at Mae Sariang Hospital in Mae Hong Son province on April 2, 2021. (AFP)
FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, wearing a traditional Karen shirt, watches nurses administer the Coronavac vaccine to frontline health workers after he arrived to hand over 2,000 vials of the vaccine and other medical supplies to frontline workers to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, as authorities fear a further influx of Myanmar refugees over the border, at Mae Sariang Hospital in Mae Hong Son province on April 2, 2021. (AFP)

The government on Tuesday recorded 250 new Covid-19 cases, 245 of them locally transmitted and five imported, raising the accumulated total since the start of the pandemic to 29,571.

No new deaths were recorded, leaving the toll at 95.

The Department of Disease Control said 155 new cases were detected via active case finding: 119 in Bangkok, 30 in Narathiwat, three in Chon Buri, two in Sa Kaeo and one in Samut Prakan.

A further 90 cases were reported by hospitals: 37 in Bangkok, 19 in Samut Prakan, 15 in Chon Buri, seven in Samut Sakhon, two each in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani, and one each in Tak, Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, Lop Buri, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Chaiyaphum and Prachin Buri.

Bangkok logged almost two-thirds of the new cases across Thailand. The 37 patients reported by hospitals in the capital comprised 32 Thais, two Japanese and one each from Myanmar, Germany and Laos. Of the 119 new cases detected there via mass testing, two were confirmed to be Thai while the remaining 117 were under investigation.

The 20 new cases in Samut Prakan comprised 19 Thais and one Cambodian, while the 18 new cases in Chon Buri consisted of 14 Thais and four Japanese nationals.

Of the 30 new cases found in communities in Narathiwat, 23 were Thais and seven Vietnamese.

The five imported cases were quarantined arrivals from the Czech Republic, Madagascar, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

Of the 29,571 total cases in Thailand since the pandemic began, 27,948 (94.51%) have recovered, including 108 discharged over the past 24 hours, leaving 1,528 at hospitals.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 468,105 in 24 hours to 132.40 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,255 to 2.87 million. The United States had the most cases at 31.49 million, up 50,329, and the most deaths at 569,197, up 415.

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