Thailand’s Covid-19 caseload came in at 28 deaths and 2,662 new confirmed cases over a 24-hour period on Tuesday
Of the confirmed cases, 1,495 were patients admitted to hospitals, 617 were found via proactive testing, 534 prisoners tested positive, while 16 were overseas arrivals.
Bangkok again led the list with 1,098 cases, followed by Samut Prakan with 269 and Pathum Thani with 80.
Of the returnees, 12 were Thai nationals – eight from Cambodia, three from the Philippines and one from Indonesia. The remaining four were nationals from the US, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Russia who arrived from their home countries.
Meanwhile, 2,483 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 182,548. So far, 131,999 have recovered and been discharged, 49,252 patients are still in hospitals, and 1,297 have died.
Meanwhile, another 388,872 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 27,975 were given their second shot, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Thailand to 4,634,941.
According to Worldometer, as of 11am on Monday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 174.37 million (up by 312,278), 157.62 million of whom have recovered, 13 million are active cases (86,527 in severe condition) and 3.75 million have died (up by 7,900).
Thailand ranks 80th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 34.22 million, followed by India 28.99 million, Brazil 16.98 million, France 5.71 million, and Turkey 5.29 million.