14,150 cases announced Tuesday

14,150 cases announced Tuesday

A stadium in Bangkok's Min Buri district is transformed into a community isolation centre for Covid-19 patients with 200 beds. The facility, which is under the supervision of medical personnel from City Hall and Navamin 9 Hospital, is likely to open on Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
A stadium in Bangkok's Min Buri district is transformed into a community isolation centre for Covid-19 patients with 200 beds. The facility, which is under the supervision of medical personnel from City Hall and Navamin 9 Hospital, is likely to open on Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Thailand logged 118 new Covid-19 fatalities and 14,150 new cases over the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning.

The new numbers marked a fall in new cases but a rise in fatalities compared to the figures announced on Monday.

The 14,150 new cases were 13,905 in the general population and 245 among prison inmates.

On Monday, 9,168 Covid-19 patients recovered and left hospitals.

Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 497,965 Covid-19 patients, 323,217 of whom have recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 526,828 Covid-19 cases, 350,643 of whom recovered.

The death toll was at 4,170 in the third wave and 4,264 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

-- More to follow from the afternoon briefing --

Vocabulary

  • announce: to tell people something officially, especially about a decision, plans, etc - ประกาศ, แจ้ง, แจ้งให้ทราบ
  • briefing: a meeting in which people receive information or instruction - การสรุปแบบสั้นๆ
  • fatality: a death caused by an illness, accident, crime or war - การเสียชีวิต
  • figures (noun): amounts, numbers - จำนวนเลข, ตัวเลข
  • inmate: someone who is kept in a prison, mental hospital or other institution - ผู้ถูกกักกัน, ผู้ถูกกักบริเวณในเรือนจำหรือโรงพยาบาล
  • patients (noun): people who are receiving medical treatment - คนป่วย, คนไข้
  • recovered: became fit and healthy again - ฟื้นฟูร่างกาย
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