Thailand’s single-day COVID-19 death toll soared to a new high of 141 as new infections reached 10,082 in the past 24 hours, for the first time since the first outbreak early last year, according to the CCSA.
Bangkok tops the list of ten provinces with high infection rates, recording 2,302 cases. The other nine provinces are Samut Prakan, 849 cases; Samut Sakhon, 680 cases; Chon Buri, 659 cases; Nonthaburi, 471 cases; Nakhon Pathom, 288 cases; Songkhla, 286 cases; Pathum Thani, 251 cases; Chachoengsao, 245 cases and Yala, 196 cases.
New clusters were also reported at a frozen seafood factory in Samut Sakhon, a metal parts factory in Chon Buri, a furniture factory and a worker’s housing facility in Nonthaburi, an incense factory in Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom, a television screen factory in Prachin Buri, Chao Prom market and at a lathe factory in Ayutthaya, a cement factory in Kaeng Khoi district of Saraburi and at a fruit cannery in Tha Ma Ka district of Kanchanaburi.
More infections have also been reported in existing clusters, said CCSA.
Of the 141 deaths today, 73 are men and 68 women, aged from 24 to 96. Bangkok saw 71 deaths; 19 in Nonthaburi; 7 in Samut Sakhon; 5 in Nakhon Pathom; 4 in Ubon Ratchathani; 3 each in Narathiwat, Pattani and Kanchanaburi, 2 each in Yala, Trat, Prachin Buri and Udon Thani and 1 each in Samut Prakan, Songkhla, Sa Kaew, Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Nayok, Ang Thong, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima and Nong Bua Lamphu.
Cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, are 363,126, including 250,758 who have recovered. The death toll in the same period is 3,146.
Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 391,989, including 278,184 who have recovered. 110,565 are undergoing treatment in hospitals, with 63,542 in general hospitals and 47,023 in field hospitals. The total death toll is 3,240.