Thailand’s Public health department has reported a record 14,575 new Covid-19 cases and 114 new deaths over the past 24 hours. There were 13,503 cases in the general population and 1,072 among prison inmates as vaccinations continue.
Over the past 24 hours, 7,775 Covid-19 patients were diagnosed recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 438,844 Covid-19 patients, 292,726 of whom have recovered.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 467,707 Covid-19 cases, 320,152 of whom recovered. The death toll was at 3,717 in the third wave and 3,811 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.
The previous high of daily Covid-19 cases was at 13,655 on Thursday when the country logged 87 new fatalities.
Covid-19 Jabs for Elderly Expats
Meanwhile, the Central Vaccination Centre, and the Foreign Affairs Ministry have launched Covid-19 vaccination services for elderly foreigners residing in Thailand.
The ministry’s Consular Affairs Department opened mass vaccination services for foreigners living in Thailand from Monday at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. According to the departments, foreigners over 75 who have not received a jab can walk in for vaccinations from 9am–4pm at Gates 2, 3 and 4.
They must present their passport and proof of residence, such as a visa or a work permit.
Meanwhile, for those aged 60–74 residing in Bangkok and five neighbouring provinces (Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon), and who have never received a vaccine, pre-registration is required via https://forms.gle/ULAqvx8eiDoX3v5Q9
After completing registration, individuals will receive an appointment notification and additional details via SMS or email within two days.
Registration for vaccination for foreigners aged 60-74 as of Thursday at 1pm was 1,966 people.
Tanee Sangrat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, sent a reminder tweet that this inoculation drive is only for those over the age of 60. He said many foreigners under 60 had showed up at the vaccination centre.