RECAP: Thailand finds 3,226 daily Covid-19 infections with 26 additional deaths in past 24 hours, new cluster found in Nonthaburi-Bangkok construction workers

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Thailand reported a total of 3,226 daily Covid-19 infections with 26 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, CCSA assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan announced this morning, May 24th.

The fatalities were 15 men and 11 women from Bangkok (15), Pathum Thani (2), Samut Prakan (2), Nonthaburi (1), Phetchaburi (1), Chonburi (1), Amnat Charoen (1), Buriram (1), Nakhon Sawan (1), and Kalasin (1). The age range was between 36 and 88 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hyperlipidemia, chronic lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, and obesity. Three of them did not reportedly have any health conditions.

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Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 872, followed by Nonthaburi with 590 (driven by a recently-found cluster at a new construction worker camp), Phetchaburi with 227, Samut Prakan with 127, Pathum Thani with 66, and Narathiwas with 54. Chonburi reported 34 new cases today as the factory cluster became under control.

The new cluster has been reported at a construction site in the Dusit district. All of the construction workers were reportedly staying at a camp in Nonthaburi. The site has been ordered closed after a large number of infections were found yesterday.

Following a Covid-19 test being conducted on 57 male party-goers who were arrested for a social gathering last Saturday, one of them was proven positive for the virus, according to Wang Thonglang district police. About 30 police officers who were involved in the case are now seeking a Covid-19 test. The Wang Thonglang police station is also performing a major cleaning to prevent the spread of the virus.

As of today, 3,094 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 135,439 cases with 89,194 recoveries and a total of 832 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 102,558 people received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccination and another 11,091 people received their second shot yesterday, marking a total number of 3,024,313 vaccinated people in Thailand who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.