Thailand recorded a record 51 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the total death toll to 1,774, the Ministry of Public Health reported today.
Meanwhile, 3,174 new cases were detected on the day, bringing the national count to 228,539. Since the current wave of COVID-19 began in early April, Thailand has recorded 199,676 infections and 1,650 deaths.
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Beds for critically ill patients at all state hospitals in Bangkok are fully occupied by COVID-19 infected patients with severe symptoms, while the last 20 are reserved for emergency patients, health officials said.
The director general of the Department of Medical Services, said that, under the current circumstances, access of COVID-infected patients to hospital beds with life-saving equipment has become extremely limited.
Over the past few months, Bangkok and its surrounding provinces have continued to record more than 1,000 new cases per day of COVID-19 infections.