Thailand reports over 3,000 daily COVID-19 cases for five days in row

BANGKOK (XINHUA) – Thailand reported 3,175 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, marking the fifth consecutive day recording over 3,000 coronavirus infections as it was gradually easing restrictions for economic recovery.

With the new infections, the number of cumulative cases in Thailand rose to 221,306, with over 85 per cent of them recorded since April 1 when the third wave of the pandemic hit and quickly spread across the country.

An additional 29 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded yesterday, taking the total fatalities to 1,658, according to the Centre for the COVID-19 Situation Administration.

While the COVID-19 situation in Thailand remains severe, especially in the capital Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces, the Thai government was easing restrictions nationwide gradually.