Record 61 Covid deaths, 6,087 new cases

Record 61 Covid deaths, 6,087 new cases

Meals are delivered to workers at a locked-down construction camp in Laksi district, Bangkok, on Thursday. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)
Meals are delivered to workers at a locked-down construction camp in Laksi district, Bangkok, on Thursday. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

Covid-19 fatalities reached a new high for the third consecutive day, with the number of new cases also rising daily, and 34 provinces now reporting infected people arriving from Greater Bangkok.

There were 61 Covid deaths and 6,087 new cases confirmed on Thursday, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

This surpassed the previous daily high of 57 fatalities on Wednesday, reported on Thursday.

Of the 6,087 cases reported on Friday, 5,880 were in the general population while 207 were among prison inmates.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 270,921 Covid-19 cases.

The death toll was 2,141 since the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said in its afternoon briefing that of the 6,087 cases reported on Friday, 5,880 were in the general population while 207 were among prison inmates.

The CCSA said 28 fatalities were reported in Bangkok, nine in Nonthaburi, eight in Samut Prakan, five in Pattani, and three each in Pathum Thani and Narathiwat. Chiang Rai, Songkhla, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Nayok and Ayutthaya detected one each.

Bangkok led new infections with 2,267 cases, followed by Samut Prakan (522) and Nonthaburi (327).  There were 11 imported cases, eight of them from Cambodia and one each from the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Myanmar.

Spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson said 34 provinces had detected a total of 202 infected people arriving from the Greater Bangkok area in the previous two days - from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan.

Most were reported in the northeastern region, 147 cases, she said.

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