Thailand’s daily caseload surged to 23,418 on Friday with 184 deaths. Of the new infections, 388 are in prisons
Meanwhile, 20,083 patients have recovered and been discharged over the past 24 hours.
Since the epidemic kicked off last year, Thailand has had 863,189 Covid-19 cases, 643,884 of whom have recovered, 212,179 are still in hospitals and 7,126 have died.
Separately, another 171,488 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, 28,359 their second shot, and 19,993 their third shot, bringing the total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to 22,508,659.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Friday, confirmed cases globally had risen to 206.25 million, 185.11 million of whom have recovered, 16.79 million are active cases (102,730 in severe condition) and 4.35 million have died (up by 10,371).
Thailand ranks 35th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 37.20 million, followed by India with 32.12 million, Brazil with 20.29 million, Russia with 6.53 million and France with 6.40 million.