8 more people die in Samut Sakhon

8 more people die in Samut Sakhon

SAMUT SAKHON: Eight more Covid-19 deaths and another 1,186 Covid-19 cases were reported in this dark-red zone province yesterday.

Of the newly reported cases, 220 -- 190 Thais and 30 foreign nationals -- were detected via mass testing, and 966 confirmed at hospitals.

The 966 infections found at hospitals consisted of 865 people living in Samut Sakhon (588 Thais and 277 foreign nationals) and 101 people from other provinces (94 Thais and seven foreign nationals), the provincial public relations office said on its Facebook page yesterday morning.

The new infections brought the provincial total to 47,211, of which 30,070 had already recovered with 475 discharged over the previous 24 hours.

A total of 17,018 were still under treatment. The eight deaths raised the accumulated fatalities to 123, the public relations office said.

The provincial field hospitals' 2,780 beds were 91% occupied, with 2,532 beds in use and 248 available, the announcement said.

The province's 35 community isolation centres had 4,202 beds, with 4052 beds ready for use -- of which 2,464 or 61% were occupied. There were 1,588 beds available, according to the public relations office. The isolation centres are in all three districts -- Muang, Krathum Baen and Ban Phaeo.

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