Covid death toll jumps in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Covid death toll jumps in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Rescue volunteers place the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease on a pyre before the cremation at Wat Bunnarob in tambon Nai Muang of Muang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, on Thursday. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun)
Rescue volunteers place the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease on a pyre before the cremation at Wat Bunnarob in tambon Nai Muang of Muang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, on Thursday. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun)

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Eighteen Covid-19 deaths were reported in this southern province in two days, sparking worries among the families of infected people.

The death toll spiked to unprecedented levels of 10 and eight on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, according to official records on Thursday.

The bodies of the dead were taken to Wat Bunnarob in tambon Nai Muang of Muang district where abbot Phra Khru Palad Bovornthammo offered free cremation services.

The daily infections in the province were also high over the past two days, at 510 and 499 respectively. The figures did not include local people who had been infected elsewhere and returned to seek treatment in their home province.

Provincial public health office chief Charaspong Sukkree on Thursday ordered officials to use a building at his office as a Covid-19 screening venue for at-risk people from many clusters in the province.

Authorities were keeping a close watch on six clusters in Muang, Hua Sai, Tha Sala, Sichon, Cha-uat and Phrommakhiri districts.

Of the 21,607 cases in the province to date, 15,317 have recovered and been discharged. The accumulated death toll stood at 134.


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