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By Linda Khoo Hui Li
BANGKOK, May 11 -- Thailand reported 1,919 new COVID-19 cases and 31 fatalities over the last 24 hours, bringing the total infections in the kingdom to 86,924 and 452 deaths to date.
Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said of the 1,919 new cases, 1,902 were local transmission and 17 imported cases.
“To date, a total of 29, 435 patients remain hospitalized including 1,207 in serious condition and 390 on ventilators,” he said at COVID-19 daily briefing here today.
Taweesin said the new fatalities include 16 females and 15 males aged between 34 and 94 years old. Among the fatalities, two were foreigners – Ukrainian and French.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o-cha said the cabinet today approved projects worth 45 billion baht to improve local economy. However, he did not give further details.
To help the people affected by latest outbreak, last week, the Thai government approved an additional economic stimulus package worth 255 billion baht.
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