THAILAND’S daily Covid count is rising fast, reaching 7,526 cases over the past 24 hours to this morning (Jan. 7) compared to 5,775 yesterday and 3,899 the day before, Sanook.com said.
In its briefing at 7.30 a.m. this morning the Public Ministry’s Disease Control Department said there were 19 deaths over the past day, compared to 11 yesterday and 19 the day before. The death toll has now reached 21,799.
The cumulative confirmed total since April 1, 2021 has risen to 2,223,913 and since the start of the pandemic 2,252,776.
Another 2,895 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April 1, 2021 to 2,160,971 with 42,580 patients still undergoing treatment.
Of the new batch of cases 6,706 emerged in the surveillance and healthcare systems, 433 were found through proactive search in communities, 39 fell sick in prisons and detention centres while 348 foreign arrivals tested positive.
Top: A migrant worker receives his first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 at Thailand’s Red Cross centre in Bangkok on Oct. 5, 2021. File photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha and published by Channel NewsAsia
Home Page: A Thai traveller gets his temperature scanned. Photo: NNT