Thailand Logs Record 16,533 New COVID-19 Cases and 133 Deaths

The Public Health Ministry reported early Wednesday that Thailand logged a record 16,533 new Covid-19 cases and 133 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to official reports, 16,331 cases were among the general population and 202 among inmates.

Wednesday’s figures increased coronavirus patients’ numbers registered since April 1, when the third wave began, to 514,498.

Officials said 333,268 patients have recovered. Besides, the latest case toll brought the overall number to 543,361 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 360,694 recovered.

During the third wave, the country has logged 4,303 coronavirus-related deaths. The number of fatalities has risen to 4,397 since the pandemic began early last year.

On Monday, Thailand reported the previous high of daily infections, with 15,376 cases detected.

Moreover, the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours was 144, reported on July 17.

Again, Bangkok recorded the highest number of new infections, with 3,997, followed by Samut Sakhon with 1,147, Samut Prakan with 1,088, and Chon Buri with 864.

In its Wednesday afternoon briefing, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the capital had also reported the highest death toll, with 45 fatalities.

Samut Prakan was the second province with the most deaths (12), followed by Nonthaburi (10), Nakhon Pathom (9), and Samut Sakhon (7).

The rest of the fatalities were registered in 23 provinces.

The CCSA said Thailand also had ten imported cases, all Thai returnees.

Six of them came from Myanmar, two from Malaysia, and one each from the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.