31 Covid deaths today, 17 in Bangkok


THAILAND logged 1,919 new coronavirus cases this morning (May 11) and 31 fatalities with Bangkok hardest hit with 17 patients having died over the past day, Amarin TV said.

The 31 fatalities, up from 22 yesterday, raised the death toll to 452. Fifteen were men and 16 women with the average age being 65 (from 34 to 94 years).

A breakdown of the total shows that aside 17 deaths in Bangkok, two each took place in Nonthaburi, Suphanburi,Chonburi and Nakhon Si Thammarat and one each in Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Lampang, Chiang Mai and Phichit.

Meanwhile the 1,919 new Covid cases, up from 1,630 yesterday, took the cumulative confirmed total to 86,924.

Another 1,829 patients were cured, taking the overall count of those who have recovered so far to 57,037. As of this morning 29,435 patients were undergoing treatment with 1,207 in serious condition and 390 using ventilators.

Of the new batch of 1,919 cases 1,318 emerged through service systems and 584 through proactive search in communities. Placed in quarantine were 17 overseas arrivals.

An update of Covid vaccination count was also revealed as follows:

An additional  69,552 people got their first jab, adding up to 1,365,992 who have done so;

Another 19,008 people got their second jab, with  532,462 people having completed the course.

Globally, as of 10 a.m. this morning, there were 159,607,702 cases with 137,298,659 patients cured and 3,317,747 fatalities.


Top: Conceptual image on the danger of coronavirus with a man made of plasticine holding a model of the virus in his hands. Photo: Marco Verch, professional photographer, (CC BY 2.0)

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