13,897 new Covid cases, 188 more deaths

13,897 new Covid cases, 188 more deaths

Siam Paragon staff queue to check temperatures and review Covid-19 measures before being allowed entry. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
Siam Paragon staff queue to check temperatures and review Covid-19 measures before being allowed entry. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Thailand logged 13,897 new Covid-19 cases and 188 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.

There were 13,503 cases in the general population and 394 among prison inmates.

On Wednesday, 13,527 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 1,405,374 Covid-19 patients, 1,263,130 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,434,237 Covid-19 cases, with 1,290,775 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 14,859 during the third wave and 14,953 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
  • entry (noun): the act of going into a place - การเข้า
  • 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
  • log: to put information in an official record or write a record of events - ลงบันทึก
  • queue (verb): to stand in a line waiting for something - เข้าคิว, เข้าแถว
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