Officials Report 7,679 New COVID-19 Cases and 56 Deaths

On Wednesday morning, the Public Health Ministry said that Thailand had reported 7,679 new Covid-19 cases and 56 coronavirus-related deaths during the past 24 hours.

The figures included 7,143 cases among the general population and 536 among inmates, authorities said.

Compared to Tuesday’s report, the case toll rose by 105, from 7,574, but the death toll decreased from 78.

During yesterday’s afternoon briefing, Department of Disease Control’s hazard communication director Sumanee Wacharasin said the victims included two Myanmar citizens. Bangkok had the highest death toll, with seven fatalities, he commented.

Three adjacent provinces reported one fatality each: Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, and Nakhon Pathom.

In the central plain further from the capital, 14 deaths were recorded, including three in Rayong, two in Saraburi and one each in Chon Buri, Trat, Ratchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Samut Songkhram, and Sa Kaeo.

The northeast reported ten new fatalities as follows: Khon Kaen (3), Ubon Ratchathani (2), Loei (2), Nong Khai (1), Si Sa Ket (1), and Udon Thani (1).

In the south, where 16 deaths were logged in total, Yala had 3, followed by Satun (3), Nakhon Si Thammarat (3), Phuket (2), Pattani (1), Surat Thani (1), Narathiwat (1), Phatthalung (1) and Ranong (1).

The northern provinces reported six new deaths, including three in Chiang Mai and one each in Tak, Mae Hong Son and Phrae.

Health authorities reported that the latest figures included 7,136 local infections -6,864 found in hospitals and 536 through mass testing- and seven imported cases.

Imported cases were four cases from Cambodia, two from Myanmar, and one from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Sumanee stated that new infections had declined steadily in all regions, as each province logged less than 1,000 new infections.

With the highest infection toll, Bangkok had 772 new Covid-19 cases, followed by Pattani (484), Songkhla (454), Yala (326), Chon Buri (324), Chiang Mai (322), Trang (249), Samut Prakan (242), Narathiwat (207) and Nakhon Si Thammarat (196).

Authorities reported cases in the three southern border provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, and Songkhla. Dr. Sumanee urged the region’s officials to monitor the situation closely and speed up vaccinations for vulnerable people.