Thailand logged 32 deaths and 3,667 new Covid-19 cases, including 435 prison inmates and 32 returnees, on Saturday
It was the third successive day of over 3,000 cases.
Meanwhile, 4,948 patients have recovered and been discharged in the last 24 hours.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 214,449. So far, 181,358 have recovered and been discharged, 31,482 patients are still in hospitals and 1,609 have died.
Separately, 181,588 people were given their first Covid-19 shot in the last 24 hours, while 81,827 people were given their second shot. This brings the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Thailand to over 7.4 million (7,483,083).
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 178.59 million (up by 400,897). Of these, 163.11 million have recovered, 11.62 million are active cases (82,235 severely ill) and 3.86 million have died (up by 8,523).
Thailand ranks 78th in the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 34.39 million, followed by India (29.82 million), Brazil (17.8 million), France (5.75 million) and Turkey (5.35 million
Another 145 new coronavirus infections have been reported in Chon Buri, many linked to a cluster at Talad Mai market and a migrant workers’ camp.
The new infections were found in clusters at Talad Mai market in Muang district (36), a migrant workers’ camp in Si Racha district (35), a cluster of Soi Ratprasit community in Muang district (8), Talad Ban Thung market in Si Racha district (3) and Online Bar in Bang Lamung district
Three others were infected after coming into contact with confirmed patients in Rayong while tthe remaining two were close to confirmed patients in Nonthaburil
Another 23 cases got the disease from family members and seven from colleagues. The remaining 27 cases were still under investigation, the provincial public health office posted on its Facebook page on Saturday.
Of the new cases, Muang district saw the highest number of infections (57), followed by Si Racha (49), Bang Lamung (20), Bo Thong (6), Koh Chan (5), Sattahip (4), Phanat Nikhom (1), Phan Thong (1) and two from Rayong who had been treated at hospitals in Chon Buri.
The 145 new cases brought the provincial total to 5,931 cases of which 4,835 recovered, with 77 discharged over the previous 24 hours. A total of 1,061 were still under treatment at hospitals. The accumulated fatalities stood at 35.
The province has 18 clusters — workplaces (8), construction camps (4), markets (3) and communities (3), according to the Facebook post.
On Friday, the provincial public health office reported one more Covid-19 death and another 142 infections, 52 linked to a cluster at Talad Mai market.