2,101 new Covid cases, 17 deaths Sunday

2,101 new Covid cases, 17 deaths Sunday

Local residents register for Covid-19 jabs at Wat Klong Toey Nai in Klong Toey district of Bangkok on Wednesday. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Local residents register for Covid-19 jabs at Wat Klong Toey Nai in Klong Toey district of Bangkok on Wednesday. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Thailand on Sunday reported 2,101 new coronavirus cases and 17 new deaths, as the country struggles with a third wave of infections.

The new cases took the total number of infections to 83,375 and total fatalities to 399 since the pandemic started last year.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Bangkok led the country in new transmissions with 980 cases, followed by Nonthaburi (221), Samut Prakan (108), Chon Buri (96), Samut Sakhon (95) and  Pathum Thani (93).

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said more than two thirds of the new cases -- 1,457 --  were found in the capital and the five adjacent provinces of Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi,  Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon.

The remaining 629 cases logged by the government on Sunday were spread around the country.  

The Bangkok district with the most infections was Promprap Sattruphai (31), followed by Klong Toey (19), Pathumwan (18) and Din Daeng (14).

The capital also led infections of health personnel with 137 out of the total 512 cases recorded in 57 different provinces.

Dr Taweesilp said 202 of the infected medical personnel contracted the virus from contact with patients while on duty.

Fifteen of Sunday’s cases were imported, including three new arrivals from Singapore and two each from Germany, Malaysia, Cambodia and India. A single new patient arrived from each of Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Indonesia. 

The deaths included eight cases in Bangkok, three in Samut Prakan and one each in Chai Nat, Pathum Thani, Phrae, Samut Sakhon, Surat Thani and Songkhla, according to the centre.

One of the fatalities was a foreigner but the nationality was not identified.

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