30 new Covid deaths, 2,256 new cases Friday

30 new Covid deaths, 2,256 new cases Friday

Residents of Rim Klong Samsen community in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, rally to demand mass testing on Thursday.(Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakul)
Residents of Rim Klong Samsen community in Ratchathewi district, Bangkok, rally to demand mass testing on Thursday.(Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakul)

There were 30 new local Covid-19 fatalities reported on Friday and 2,256 new cases, raising the total to 96,050.

The Public Health Ministry said that in the previous 24 hours there were 2,073 new cases in the general public, and 183 infected prison inmates.

In the third Covid-19 wave, starting early last month, total cases had risen to 67,187. Of these, 34,890 had recovered, including 1,701 who were discharged on Thursday.

The death toll is now 548.

Vocabulary

  • death toll: the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต
  • discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a prison, hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • general public: people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • inmate: someone who is kept in a prison, mental hospital or other institution - ผู้ถูกกักกัน, ผู้ถูกกักบริเวณในเรือนจำหรือโรงพยาบาล
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