Record 61 Coronavirus-Related Deaths, 6,087 New Cases

Health authorities said Thailand had recorded a new record of coronavirus-related deaths for the third day in a row as the COVID-19 case toll increase daily.

According to official figures, 61 deaths from COVID-19 and 6,087 new coronavirus infections were reported on Thursday, surpassing the daily high of 57 deaths logged the previous day, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Besides, 34 provinces have reported that infected people have arrived from Greater Bangkok in recent days.

Authorities said the 6,087 cases reported yesterday included 5,880 transmissions among the general population, with only 207 new infections found in prisons. Thursday’s figure, reported on Friday, brought the total COVID-19 cases to 270,921 since the pandemic began in early last year.

Also, the total number of coronavirus-related fatalities reached 2,141.

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Bangkok reported 28 of the record deaths, followed by Nonthaburi (9), Samut Prakan (8), Pattani (5), Pathum Thani (3), and Narathiwat (3). Songkhla, Chiang Rai, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya, and Nakhon Nayok logged one fatality each.

Reports on Friday showed that the deaths had been 29 men and 32 women with an age range between 30 and 90 years old.

Moreover, health officials said that most of the patients who died from COVID-19 had been diagnosed with underlying diseases, including obesity, cancer, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and stroke.

Regarding infections, the CCSA stated that Bangkok had the highest number of new cases, with 2,267 transmissions reported in the last 24 hours.

The second province with the most cases was Samut Prakan with 522 infections, followed by Nonthaburi with 327. According to health officials’ statements, the daily infection recount included 11 imported cases, with eight coming from Cambodia and one each from Russia, Myanmar, and the Emirates United Arab.

CCSA spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson said 34 provinces had found a total of 202 people with COVID-19 arriving from the Greater Bangkok area in the past two days.

Most of them, 147 cases, were detected in the northeast region, she said. Additionally, Dr. Apisamai explained that these people came from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Prakan.