There was an increase in new Covid-19 cases in Thailand today, with 3,277 new cases of Covid today compared to the 2,290 cases reported the day before.
29 new deaths connected to Covid-19 were also reported, bringing the total of deaths in Thailand to 1,431 since March, 2020.
As on many recent days, a large number of the new cases were found in Thai prisons — 892 — with the rest in the general population. As to be expected, Bangkok again had the highest number of new cases (85*).
Samut Prakan was again second (313), with Nonthaburi third (291).
Twenty nine of the new cases were in arrivals from other countries, with the majority (19) being arrivals from Cambodia and, other than one Japanese man, all Thai nationals.
With new Covid-19 cases in Thailand remaining quite high, however, most countries will continue to warn their citizens against travel to Thailand or, in a few cases, outright ban them from traveling to the south east Asian country until the caseload falls.
Thailand will also continue to be kept on amber and red travel lists around the world, depending on how specific countries’ governments have Thailand categorized.
The number of currently active cases of Covid-19 in Thailand has fallen, however, with the total number of people who have recovered from the virus in the country now higher than the number of active cases.
Meanwhile, Thailand continues to vaccinate as many people per day as is possible, with a total of 5.97 million people having been given at least one dose, but only 1.61 million out of the country’s 69 million being fully vaccinated so far.