Five of the 17 imported cases of COVID-19 reported by Thailand in the past 24 hours were from Cambodia.
The others were from New Zealand (1), Taiwan (1), Qatar (1), United States (1), United Kingdom (1), United Arab Emirates (1), Malaysia ( 2) and Myanmar (4).
Yesterday, 20 Cambodian nationals found in a van heading towards Pathum Thani were rescued and detained at a checkpoint in the Sikhiu district of Nakhon Ratchasima following the arrest of the driver of the van and his accomplice.
Covid-19 deaths fell below 100 for the first time since July 26, but new infections in the past 24 hours have remained in five digits, the Department of Public Health said on Saturday.
Authorities reported 87 deaths and 11,375 new infections, 11,191 in the general population and 184 in prisons. New cases have exceeded 10,000 every day except one (September 28) since July 17.
As of Friday, 13,127 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.
Since April 1, the date of the start of the third wave of Covid, the country has treated 1,597,741 patients, of which 1,468,847 have recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic early last year, 1,626,604 people have contracted Covid-19 and 1,496,273 have recovered. The cumulative death toll has reached 16,937, with all but 96 of those deaths having occurred since April 1.
The highest number of single-day deaths, 312, was recorded on August 18 while the highest number of new single-day cases, 23,418, were reported on August 13.
The 87 people who died on Friday were between 35 and 104 years old. All were Thais and 44 were men, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday afternoon.
The new cases on Friday included 11,358 local infections and 17 imported cases. Of the local infections, 10,245 were confirmed in hospitals, 929 via mass testing and 184 in prisons.