Thailand Sets New Covid-19 Death Record with 47 Fatalities in 24 Hours
Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has reported 47 new Covid-19 fatalities over the past 24 hours, a new daily record, and 3,323 new infections, the Public Health Ministry reported on Thursday morning.
The new cases comprised 2,104 among the general public and 1,219 among prison inmates.
Over the past 24 hours, 2,063 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
In Thailand’s third wave of Covid-19 from April 1, total cases increased to 112,354 while 66,402 patients recovered. The death toll from the period rose to 826.
From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year, the death toll went up to 920 and the cumulative number of infections reached 141,217.
The previous record high of fatalities over a 24-hour period was 41 on Wednesday, when there were also 2,455 new Covid-19 infections.
Government cancels vaccination registration app
Meanwhile, the Thai government has revamped its Covid-19 vaccine allocation system and suspended the Mor Prom app to deal with emerging new clusters of Covid-19 and bottlenecks in registration.
Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said yesterday the platform previously covered registration for vaccinations, follow-ups on the first and second jabs, checks on side effects and vaccination certification.
Amid increasing public confusion, he said registration was now excluded from the Mor Prom (Doctors Ready) app. The platform will now handle vaccination follow-ups and certification only. Earlier the government announced the public would be allowed to register through Mor Prom.
But Dr Taweesilp also said each province should now have its own vaccination registration system like those of Bangkok, Phuket and Nonthaburi to serve the large numbers of registrants in their areas and prevent “bottlenecks” on the Mor Prom platform.
However, no further information has been provided by the CCSA about how those who were not in the elderly group and the group with seven underlying diseases in provinces apart from Bangkok, Phuket and Nonthaburi would be able to register for vaccinations.