The COVID-19 spread in Thailand’s prisons remain a matter of concern, as 2,702 new infections among inmates were found, out of 4,803 new cases logged in Thailand today (Saturday), said CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin today.
He said that 1,919 cases were found in Nonthaburi prison and 481 in Bangkok’s Bang Kwang maximum security prison, adding that the provincial administration is preparing a facility to accommodate the severe cases and is trying hard to contain the spread.
Total infections among inmates have increased to 22,398 across the country so far.
The CCSA also reported new clusters at a shoe factory in Khao Yoi district of Phetchaburi, where 32 cases were logged, in the Bang Sai community of Thai, Cambodian and Myanmar workers in Muang district of Chon Buri province, where 32 new infections were reported and 36 infections at a medical glove factory in Kantang district of Trang province.
34 more deaths were reported today. 21 were in Bangkok, 2each in Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Chiang Rai and 1 each in Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Ratchaburi, Songkhla and Saraburi. The fatalities were 18 men and 16 women, aged between 35 and 87.
Cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021 have risen to 120, 916, including 46,480 still being treated in hospitals.
3.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered. 2,415,903 people have been vaccinated, including 1,088,222 who have received the second jab.
Bangkok recorded 1,054 new cases today, raising total infections in the capital to 39,463, since April 1st. Other provinces with high infections are Nonthaburi, 6,576, Samut Prakan, 6,397, Chon Buri, 4,515, Phetchaburi, 4,437, Chiang Mai, 4,067, Pathum Thani, 3,383, Samut Sakhon, 2,441, Surat Thani, 1,666 and Prachuap Khiri Khan, 1,685.
28 provinces did not report a single new infection today and 30 provinces recorded 10 or fewer.