Thailand on Monday marked 77 days – 11 weeks – without a locally transmitted case of Covid-19 by recording no coronavirus cases or deaths at all.
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported that total cases held steady at 3,351, recoveries increased by nine to 3,160 and deaths remained at 58.
Since the start of the pandemic, the government officially acknowledged 2,444 community-spread coronavirus infections with 414 found in quarantined returnees from abroad.
Bangkok and Nonthaburi have had the most local cases with 1,818, followed by 744 in the South, 582 in the Central Plains, 112 in the Northeast and 95 in the North.
Thailand has earned international praise for its handling of its coronavirus epidemic, especially its million-strong army of village health volunteers, but it has come at a tragic cost, with suicides skyrocketing among those devastated by the economic fallout of the government’s overzealous response.
More imported cases are expected as repatriation flights continue, including two more arriving today.