The government has reported 36 new coronavirus-related deaths and another 2,817 infections, bringing the total fatalities to 1,213 and the case toll to 174,796.
According to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), 2,502 infections of the Saturday total were detected among the general population and 315 in prisons. While the deaths exceeded 1,200, the number of patients who recovered in the past 24 hours was 3,396, surpassing the last daily case figures for the first time in several weeks, spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said.
Health officials stated that 124,093 cases of the 174,796 overall total accumulated since the pandemic began had recovered.
However, 49,490 patients were still in hospitals, with 1,915 in critical condition and 361 on ventilators. Dr. Taweesilp explained that the deaths were between 24 and 92 years old, 68 years old on average, and 21 were men.
Bangkok recorded sixteen fatalities, followed by Samut Prakan with four, Nonthaburi with three, Chon Buri (2), Nakhon Sawan (2), and Samut Sakhon (2).
Authorities also reported one death in Phetchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Tak, Ayutthaya, Phatthalung, Ratchaburi, and Songkhla. They said that all deaths had underlying diseases like high blood pressure (19), heart disease (9), diabetes (7), and high cholesterol (7).
Most of them tested positive for COVID-19 after contact with infected family members and visits to outbreak areas.
The government also reported 58 clusters in Greater Bangkok. Areas under maximum surveillance included: The Mall Bang Kapi, Bang Kapi market, a construction workers’ camp on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 7, Klong Toey market, Makro Lat Phrao and Khlong Chan housing estate in Bang Kapi district, an Italian-Thai construction workers’ camp in Klong Toey and crowded communities.
Five districts of Nong Chok, Lat Krabang, Pathumwan, Yannawa, and Rat Burana also had clusters, Dr. Taweesilp stated.
The capital registered the highest number of cases with 925, followed by Pathum Thani (411), Samut Sakhon (293), Samut Prakan (143), Phetchaburi (130), Nonthaburi (78), Trang (52), Ayutthaya (49), Chon Buri (40) and Songkhla (38).
The CCSA report indicated that 2,446 of the total new cases were local transmissions.
Moreover, it said that the 56 imported cases were arrivals from Cambodia (46), the Netherlands (2), South Africa (2), Israel (1), Bangladesh (1), India (1), Brazil (1), Bahrain (1), and Malaysia (1).