THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said that there were 789 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours while a million more doses of Sinovac vaccine arrived this morning (April 10), TV Channel 7 said.
The new batch of cases raised the cumulative confirmed total to 31,658 but there was also another fatality taking the toll to 97.
An additional 33 patients were cured with altogether 28,161 discharged from hospital so far while 3,400 are still undergoing treatment
Of the new cases, eight were overseas arrivals who had been quarantined. The 781 domestic cases were divided into two groups, with 259 found through proactive testing while 522 patients had voluntarily gone to the hospital to get tested
At 1 p.m. today Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office said another 186 Covid cases had cropped up taking the cumulative total of new patients to 381. All have been admitted to various hospitals or field hospitals.
Meanwhile the third batch of vaccines from the Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac arrived in Thailand via Air China Airline flight CA603 this morning. They were transported in temperature control boxes at 2-8 degrees Celsius and stored at DKSH vaccine centre.They will be sent to the Department of Medical Sciences to check the quality before being distributed.
This is the last batch of 2 million doses of CoronaVac produced by Sinovac that Thailand had ordered but the Government Pharmaceutical Organization has placed an additional order for 500,000 doses with this coming at the end of this month.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, on his programme “Prime Minister Tells the Story”, urged people to believe that the AstraZeneca vaccine the government is procuring will be enough for 60-70% of the population.
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