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BANGKOK, April 22 -- Thailand reported seven new deaths from COVID-19 – its highest number of fatalities in a single day since the pandemic started in January last year – bringing the death toll to 117 to date.
Over the last 24 hours, Thailand recorded 1, 470 new COVID-19 cases, taking the cumulative toll to 48,113.
The Centre for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said the fatalities involved patients aged between 24 and 86 years old.
Of the 1,470 new cases, he said Bangkok topped the list with the highest number of cases (446), followed by Nonthaburi (118), Chiang Mai (99) and Chonburi (97).
“The latest wave of COVID-19 outbreak, since April 1, a total of 19,250 cases and 23 deaths (have been) reported,” he said at COVID-19 daily briefing, here, today.
Meanwhile, Taweesin said Thailand has no plans to suspend the use of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine after adverse side-effects were reported in seven recipients which include six medical staffs in the eastern province of Rayong who developed ‘stroke-like’ conditions after receiving the first dose jab.