8,640 new Covid cases, 13 deaths Friday

8,640 new Covid cases, 13 deaths Friday

Two musicians busk at Mo Chit station while a commuter drops money in a collection box on Thursday. Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) allows musicians to perform at Mo Chit and Phrom Phong BTS stations from the late afternoon to help them earn a living during difficult times for entertainers due to Covid-19 controls. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)
Two musicians busk at Mo Chit station while a commuter drops money in a collection box on Thursday. Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) allows musicians to perform at Mo Chit and Phrom Phong BTS stations from the late afternoon to help them earn a living during difficult times for entertainers due to Covid-19 controls. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

The country registered 13 more Covid-19 fatalities and 8,640 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Friday morning.

There were 8,845 local cases and 195 imported ones.

On Thursday, 8,641 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,361,702 Covid-19 cases, including 138,267 cases this year, with 2,256,982 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 22,000 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 302 so far this year.

Vocabulary

  • accumulate: to get more and more of something over a period of time - เก็บสะสม, สะสม, สั่งสมมานาน
  • discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • import: to buy or bring in products from another country - นำเข้า
  • patients (noun): people who are receiving medical treatment - คนป่วย, คนไข้
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