Thailand registers another 1,000-over cases as Covid-19 tally surpasses 40,000


BANGKOK, April 17 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): Thailand registered 1,547 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number in the country to 40,585, the Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Saturday.

Of the new cases, 1,544 were domestic infections and three others were quarantined arrivals, CCSA spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

Two more deaths were reported on Saturday, taking the death toll to 99, Taweesin said.

The two fatalities referred to a 38-year-old Thai male, who reportedly had obesity, and a 51-year-old Thai male, who reportedly had a heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, he said.

As of Friday, a total of 605,259 Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Thailand as the country recently accelerate its inoculation campaign, according to the official data.

So far, 28,570 patients have fully recovered and been released from hospitals while 11,916 others are currently hospitalised.

According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 140.51 million (up by 830,052) – 119.33 million have recovered, 18.17 million are active cases (107,017 in severe condition) and 3.01 million have died (up by 12,514).

Thailand ranks 111th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 32.3 million, followed by India 14.52 million, Brazil 13.84 million, France 5.22 million and Russia 4.68 million.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, 13,374 people have been given their first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine and 5,853 their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid vaccines administered in Thailand to 605,259.

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