29 Covid deaths, 3,175 new cases announced Monday

29 Covid deaths, 3,175 new cases announced Monday

A woman gets her first AstraZeneca dose at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital in Sai Mai district of Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)
A woman gets her first AstraZeneca dose at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital in Sai Mai district of Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were 29 more Covid-19 fatalities in Thailand on Sunday and another 3,175 infections diagnosed, bringing the accumulated toll to 1,658 deaths and the number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 221,306, health authorities reported on Monday.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said 3,035 of the new infections were in the general population and 140 in prisons. Eight new clusters were found.

The CCSA said 17 fatalities had been detected in Bangkok, six in Samut Prakan, two in Pathum Thani and one each in of the four provinces of Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

The new deaths brought the accumulated toll to 1,658.

The centre said 3,035 of the new infections were in the general population and 140 in prisons. The new figures brought the number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 221,306.

Imported cases were led by 32 Thai returnees from Cambodia into Sa Kaeo and seven illegal border crossers into Chanthaburi. Infections were also found in single arrivals from Myanmar, India, Japan, Pakistan, Norway and Poland.

CCSA assistant spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson said eight clusters -- largely related to factories -- had been reported in eight provinces.

Samut Prakan detected three clusters with 69 infections combined. Samut Sakhon had one cluster of six transmissions and Nonthaburi detected one cluster and found 40 new infections, she said.

Saraburi, Rayong and Chachoensao each had one new cluster with 35 combined cases, she added.

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