15 Covid deaths, 1,583 new cases Friday

The government on Friday reported 15 new Covid-19 related deaths, raising the toll to 203, and 1,583 new cases, bringing the total to 65,153.

15 Covid deaths, 1,583 new cases Friday
Army trucks take Covid-19 patients from Klong Toey district to a field hospital in Bangkok on Thursday, when the country reported 15 new Covid-19 deaths and 1,583 new cases. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut) The government on Friday reported 15 new Covid-19 related deaths, raising the toll to 203, and 1,583 new cases, bringing the total to 65,153. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the latest fatalities were nine men and six women, aged 29-93. Nine were in Bangkok and the others in Chon Buri, Surat Thani, Phatthalung, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan. Only two of them did not have confirmed prior chronic illness. Six of them had caught Covid-19 from infected family members, two from friends and colleagues , two from infected visitors to entertainment places and two others from infected people who cared for bed-ridden patients. The 1,583 daily new cases included 1,579 local infections in 70 provinces. The 10 provinces with the most new cases were:  Bangkok 417, Samut Prakan 138, Chon Buri 131, Chiang Mai 66, Nonthaburi 50, Samut Sakhon 48, Rayong 36, Pathum Thani 35 and Surat Thani and Nakhon Pathom 34 each. There were four new imported cases.