Record 41 Covid deaths

Record 41 Covid deaths

Covid-19 vaccines being administered in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district on Tuesday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Covid-19 vaccines being administered in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district on Tuesday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

Thailand logged 41 new Covid-19 fatalities over the past 24 hours, a new daily record.

The Public Health Ministry related the grim statistic on Wednesday morning, when it also reported 2,455 new infections.

The previous record high number of fatalities over a 24-hour period was 34 on May 12.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, later said ages of the 41 fatalities ranged from 29 to 86 years old. Twenty-five were men and 16 women.

Sixteen of the deaths were recorded in Bangkok, seven in Samut Prakan province, three in Nonthaburi, two each in Chon Buri and Pathum Thani, and one each in Sing Buri, Sukhothai, Udon Thani, Narathiwat, Loei, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Sawan, Prachin Buri, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Samut Sakhon.

Twenty-seven of the deceased had suffered from hypertension and another 24 had diabetes. Other chronic conditions among them were high cholesterol (14 cases), renal disease (10), heart disease (7), lung disease (4), liver disease (2), previous stroke (2), obesity (1) and alcoholism (1).

The latest figure brings total deaths since start of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year to 873. Total infections now stand at 137,894.

Vocabulary

  • cholesterol: a substance found in the blood and cells of the body that can cause disease in the heart and blood vessels if there is too much of it - คอเลสเตอรอล, สารประกอบอินทรีย์ประเภทสเตอรอยด์ สูตรเคมีคือ C27H45OH พบในเลือด เนื้อเยื่อประสาท สมอง ตับ และต่อมหมวกไต [พจนานุกรมศัพท์ สสวท.]
  • chronic (adj): (of a disease, pain or problem) serious and lasting for a long time - เป็นประจำ
  • deceased: dead - ซึ่งตายแล้ว
  • diabetes: a serious medical condition in which your body does not produce enough insulin to reduce the amount of sugar in the blood - โรคเบาหวาน
  • fatality: death -
  • hypertension: high blood pressure - ความดันโลหิตสูง
  • log: to put information in an official record or write a record of events - ลงบันทึก
  • obesity: being overweight, which can have a negative effect on health -
  • renal (adj): relating to or involving the kidneys, the two organs in the body that remove waste products from the blood and produce urine - เกี่ยวกับไต
  • stroke: a medical condition is which the blood flow is suddenly stopped and cannot reach the brain - อาการเส้นโลหิตในสมองแตกอย่างเฉียบพลัน
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