RECAP: Thailand discovers 1,902 new Covid-19 domestic infections with 31 additional deaths in the past 24 hours

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Thailand reported 1,902 domestic infections among a total of 1,919 new, confirmed Covid-19 cases with 31 additional deaths in the past 24 hours. Today’s number of confirmed cases has dropped to less than 2,000 in several weeks, CCSA spokesperson Taweeslip Visanuyothin announced this morning, May 11th.

The fatalities were 15 men and 16 women from Bangkok (17), Nonthaburi (2), Suphanburi (2), Chonburi (2), Nakhon Sri Thammarat (2), Nakhon Pathom (1), Pathum Thani (1), Samut Prakan (1), Lampang (1), Chiang Mai (1), and Phichit (1). The age range was between 34 and 94 years old. Two fatalities also included Ukrainian and French nationals.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, hyperlipidemia, obesity, cancer, chronic lung disease, and chronic kidney disease, thyroid disease, liver disease, and SLE. One of them was a bedridden patient. Another five refused to expose their health conditions.

Regarding domestic infections, the first group of 855 local infections was discovered in Bangkok. One of them was reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 34 were from community markets and villages, 250 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 570 infections were connected to other risky places. Other risky places are generally those such as private house parties, drinking circles, workplaces without sufficient social distancing measures like some construction or factories, densely packed communities like migrant workers camps, crowded markets or temples, and similar locations.

The second group includes 426 cases that were reported in Bangkok’s vicinity. 25 of them were reportedly connected to community markets and villages, 224 were from being close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 177 cases were connected to other risky places.

The last group includes 621 domestic infections that were found in other provinces. 12 of them were connected from community markets and villages, 338 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients, and 271 of them were connected to other risky places. The majority of the group was discovered in Pathum Thani with 160, followed by Nonthaburi with 141, Chanthaburi with 89, and Chonburi with 73.

As of today, 1,829 people fully recovered in the past 24 hours and have been released from field hospitals and quarantine centers. Thailand has now reached a total of 86,924 cases with 57,037 recoveries and a total of 452 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 69,552 people received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccination and another 19,008 people received their second shot yesterday, marking a total number of 1,898,454 vaccinated people in Thailand who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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