Thailand reports 12,697 new COVID-19 cases

BANGKOK (XINHUA) – Thailand yesterday reported 12,697 new COVID-19 cases and 132 additional fatalities, according to the country’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of the new cases, 3,721 were found in Bangkok and its five neighbouring provinces, the
CCSA said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic early last year, there have been more than 1.53 million COVID-19 infections in the country, while the cumulative fatalities currently stand at 16,016, or around one per cent of the total infections. The CCSA also indicated that 13,540 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.

A medical worker administers a second dose of the Sinovac vaccine to a migrant worker at a vaccination centre at the Prince of Songkla University. PHOTO: AFP