Thailand logs 19 Covid deaths, 2,419 new cases Saturday

Thailand logs 19 Covid deaths, 2,419 new cases Saturday

46% of new cases are in Bangkok

A worker, wearing a face mask, uses a pushcart to delivers sacks of goods to customers in Chinatown's Samphent Market, Samphanthawong district of Bangkok on Friday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
A worker, wearing a face mask, uses a pushcart to delivers sacks of goods to customers in Chinatown's Samphent Market, Samphanthawong district of Bangkok on Friday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

The government on Saturday recorded 19 more Covid-19 deaths, for an accumulated toll of 382, and 2,419 new cases, raising the total since the start of the pandemic to 81,274.

Saturday's caseload was the third-highest ever recorded in Thailand.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported that 2,247 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 2,409 were local infections and 10 were overseas arrivals.

CCSA assistant spokesman Dr Apisamai Srirangson said at Saturday’s briefing that, of the new deaths, seven were in Bangkok, two each in Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani, and one each in Nakhon Sawan, Samut Sakhon, Kanchanaburi, Chon Buri, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Nakhon Pathom and Surin.

They were people aged 42-93, eight of whom were men.

The existing conditions among them were high blood pressure (15 cases), diabetes (7), heart disease (2), high cholesterol (8), obesity (1), chronic lung disease (1), allergy (1), chronic kidney disease (2) and cancer (2). Three had said they did not have existing conditions. 

Their risks were being in close contact with infected family members (9) and friends (2), being close to other confirmed cases (3) and visiting risk areas (3). For the other two, authorities could not identify their risks.

Bangkok logged 1,112 new cases, followed by Nonthaburi (217), Samut Prakan (114), Prachuap Khiri Khan (100), Pathum Thani (93), Samut Sakhon (77),  Chon Buri (72), Prachin Buri (63), Ranong (50) and Surat Thani (35).

On its Facebook, the CCSA on Saturday posted it was monitoring four risk areas in Bangkok — the Wat Somanas community in Pomprap Sattruphai district, Wat Yuan Klong Lam Pak community in Dusit district, Pak Klong Talat in Phra Nakhon district and a shopping mall, also in Phra Nakhon district, which it doesn’t name but is widely believed to be The Old Siam Shopping Plaza.

The 10 new imported cases were three quarantined arrivals from the Netherlands and one each from Indonesia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Two of them, a Myanmar man and a Thai woman, had entered the country illegally.

Of the 81,274 total cases, 5,1419 (63.27%) had recovered and 29.473 were at hospitals, including 1,138 in critical condition and 380 dependent on ventilators.

Worldwide, the caseload rose by 836,485 in 24 hours to 157.53 million while the death toll climbed 13,726 to  3.28 million.

India logged 401,326 new cases and 4,194 deaths. Thailand ranked 99th by the number of accumulated Covid-19 cases.

Thailand's third wave of Covid-19 that started in April has now produced 52,411 infections, 23,993 of whom have already recovered.


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