Digital Desk, Bangkok. On Wednesday, 13,798 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Thailand and 144 deaths were recorded. These figures have been shared by the Center for Kovid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). The country’s COVID-19 task force CCSA said that most of the new infections were found in factories, markets and construction worker camp sites, Xinhua news agency reported.
The capital city Bangkok topped the list of regions with 2,772 new cases confirmed during the last 24 hours. The total number of infected in the country has exceeded 14.2 lakh, while the death toll has gone up to 14,765. The CCSA urged the public and all sectors to adhere to the government’s pandemic control guidelines as the government allowed more facilities to reopen with the number of new infections showing a declining trend.
According to the CCSA, the Thai government will purchase an additional 449,500 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the European Union, which is due to arrive in Thailand by the end of September. According to the CCSA, as of Tuesday, Thailand has given more than 416.5 million doses of vaccines, of which 18.4 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The government aims to vaccinate about 70 percent of its nearly 7 crore population by the end of the year.