Thailand’s Corrections Department announced today (Tuesday) an additional 1,408 COVID-19 cases among inmates in seven prisons, bringing total inmate infections to 11,670.

The new infections announced today and patients undergoing treatment in 13 prisons are:

  • Chiang Mai Central Prison, 50 new cases, 3,608 cases in treatment
  • Bangkok Remand Prison, no new infections, 1,851 cases in treatment
  • Central Women’s Correctional Institution, 245 new cases, 1,428 cases in treatment
  • Klong Prem Central Prison, 159 new cases, 1,175 cases in treatment
  • Thonburi Remand Prison, 277 new cases, 2,807 cases in treatment
  • Chachoengsao Central Prison, 7 new infections, 56 cases in treatment
  • Central Rehabilitation and Correctional Institution, no new infections, 12 cases in treatment
  • Nonthaburi Prison, 342 new cases, 400 cases in treatment
  • Min Buri Remand Prison, no new infections, two cases in treatment
  • Narathiwat Prison, no new infections, one case in treatment
  • Mae Sot District Prison, no new infections, one case in treatment
  • Samut Prakan Central Prison, no new infections, one case in treatment
  • Bang Kwang Central Prison, 328 new cases, 328 in treatment

Department Deputy Director-General Sitthi Suthiwong said that they have been conducting swab tests on all prisoners and taking X-rays of every inmate infected with the disease, to separate the infected from those who are free from the disease, so treatment can be provided immediately.

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