Thailand adds 2,048 Covid cases, 8 deaths Monday

Thailand adds 2,048 Covid cases, 8 deaths Monday

Medical staff are seen on Saturday at the Elegant Airport Hotel, a hotel converted into a field hospital for Covid-19 patients in Bangkok, to accommodate a surge in the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country. (Photo by (AFP Photo / Bangkok Metropolitan Administration)
Medical staff are seen on Saturday at the Elegant Airport Hotel, a hotel converted into a field hospital for Covid-19 patients in Bangkok, to accommodate a surge in the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country. (Photo by (AFP Photo / Bangkok Metropolitan Administration)

Thailand on Monday logged eight additional Covid-related deaths and 2,048 new cases, bringing the accumulated totals since the start of the pandemic to 148 fatalities and 57,508 confirmed cases.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said only 10 of the new cases were imported.

Half of the eight fatalities were registered in Bangkok, it said.

Bangkok logged most new cases at 901, followed by Samut Prakan (110), Chon Buri (104), Nonthaburi (97) and Chiang Mai (84).

The capital is the hotbed of the third outbreak that started early this month with 9,076 accumulated cases, almost three times higher than Chiang Mai, which stayed second.

CCSA assistant spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson said Bangkok will continue to log more than 500 new cases per day as a result of active mass testing deployed by health authorities. 

The imported cases were four recent arrivals from India and one each from the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, China, Turkey, Hungary and Qatar.

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