Thailand sees record high of daily COVID-19 fatalities hinh anh 1People in Bangkok's Pomprap Sattruphai district are tested for Covid-19 at a makeshift location (Photo:
Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand saw a record 51 COVID-19 fatalities over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,774, the country’s Ministry of Public Health announced on June 23.

Meanwhile, 3,174 new cases were detected on the day, raising the national count to 228,539. Since the current COVID-19 wave began in early April, Thailand has logged 199,676 infections and 1,650 deaths.

Meanwhile, beds designated for patients in critical condition at all state-run hospitals in Bangkok are now fully occupied by COVID-19 infected patients with severe symptoms, while the last 20 of such beds are strictly reserved for emergency patients, health authorities said on June 22.

Dr Somsak Akksilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services said that under the current circumstances, infected patients' access to hospital beds with life-saving equipment has become extremely limited.

Over the past couple of months, Bangkok and its surrounding provinces have continued to record more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 infections per day.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Public Health Ministry to ensure there are enough hospital beds to accommodate the large number of infected patients./.