A FIVE-YEAR-OLD child suffering from lymphoma was among the 133 Covid deaths today (August 1) while the daily case tally reached 18,027, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The child died at his home in Bangkok together with two family members. They were among the capital’s 61 fatalities over the past 24 hours.
Of today’s large batch of cases, 18,025 were domestic and two from overseas (United States).
The domestic cases were broken down to 15,137 appearing in surveillance and health systems, 2,514 found through proactive search in communities and 374 in prisons and detention centres.
This takes the cumulative confirmed total from April 1 to August 1 to 586,451 and since the start of the pandemic 615,314.
Today’s 133 fatalities raised the death toll in the four-month period from April 1 to 4,896, and since the start of the pandemic 4,990.
An additional 13,402 patients were cured, the highest single day total since April 1, and this raised total recoveries in the four-month period to 377,896 and from the onset of the pandemic 405,322.
Of the 205,002 patients still under treatment 74,102 are in hospitals and 130,900 in field hospitals with 4,765 severely ill and 1,044 requiring ventilators.
Aside from the 61 fatalities in Bangkok over the past 24 hours, 34 people died in neighbouring provinces with 18 doing so in Samut Prakan, seven in Nonthaburi, five in Samut Sakhon and four in Nakhon Pathom.
Of the 133 deaths, 78 were male and 55 female, and among them 129 were Thais, two Chinese and two Myanmar nationals.
Top: A vaccination drive at temples was launched by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration recently.
Top: An elderly Thai woman getting vaccinated. Both photos: NNT