13,798 new Covid cases, 144 more deaths

13,798 new Covid cases, 144 more deaths

A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccine at The Mall Bangkapi shopping centre in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccine at The Mall Bangkapi shopping centre in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Thailand logged 13,798 new Covid-19 cases and 144 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

There were 13,347 cases in the general population and 451 among prison inmates.

On Tuesday, 14,133 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,391,477 Covid-19 patients, 1,249,603 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,420,340 Covid-19 cases, with 1,277,029 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 14,671 during the third wave and 14,775 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The kingdom's all-time 24-hour high of Covid-19 fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.

Vocabulary

  • death toll: the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต
  • discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • fatality: a death caused by an illness, accident, crime or war - การเสียชีวิต
  • general population (noun): the people who live in an area, region or country - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • inmate: someone who is kept in a prison, mental hospital or other institution - ผู้ถูกกักกัน, ผู้ถูกกักบริเวณในเรือนจำหรือโรงพยาบาล
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