Thailand sees new daily record of COVID-19 deaths, Singapore probing re-infections hinh anh 1Medical workers take samples for COVID-19 testing in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 17. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Thailand reported seven new deaths from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the start of the pandemic in the country early last year, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on April 22.

It also confirmed 1,470 new COVID-19 cases, taking total infections to 48,113.

In Singapore, authorities are investigating the possibility of COVID-19 re-infections among residents in a migrant workers’ dormitory, after a dozen of positive cases were found there, the Ministry of Manpower said in a statement on April 21.

Hundreds of migrant workers are put under quarantine at government facilities after one worker was detected with COVID-19 on April 20 during routine testing. The worker had received a second vaccination dose and his roommate also test positive.

To date, 10 workers who previously showed a positive serology test result were found to be COVID-19 positive. Serology tests indicate past infection.

Singapore has documented over 60,880 COVID-19 cases, including 30 deaths, since the pandemic started. A majority of the cases were discovered in dormitories that house a large number of low-income foreign workers, triggering lockdowns of the facilities last year./.