THAILAND’S daily Covid tally climbed to 21,038 cases and 207 deaths this morning (August 11) with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) revealing that 79,989 children got infected from January 1 to August 10, 2021, TV Channel 7 and Sanook.com said.
Of the large batch of new cases, 20,865 were among the general public and 173 in prisons and detention centres.
The cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic has now reached 816,989 and in the ongoing wave that began in April 788,126.
The 207 additional fatalities took the death toll to 6,774.
Another 22,012 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April to 572,726 while 210,042 are still undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile Ms. Traisuli Traisornkul, deputy spokesperson for the Office of the Prime Minister, said of the 79,989 children who got infected this year 18,260 were in Bangkok and 61,729 in the rest of the country.
However there are many more children who have been affected by the pandemic through either their parents becoming ill or dying.
People across the country were encouraged to share information about children affected by Covid-19 by Line application @savekidscovid19, the helpline 1300 or the shelter for children and families in all 77 provinces.
At present the four main agencies are taking care of children so affected with these being the Department of Children and Youth of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Equitable Education Fund, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute and UNICEF.
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