24 Covid fatalities, 3,052 new cases

24 Covid fatalities, 3,052 new cases

605 new cases in prisons, 405 Covid patients on ventilators

A disease control worker handles infected garbage at the construction workers' camp of Italian-Thai Development Plc in Laksi district of Bangkok on Tuesday. More than 1,100 of the 1,600 people at the camp have tested positive for Covid-19, including 36 found to have the more contagious Indian variant. (Photo by Pattarapong Chapattarasill)
A disease control worker handles infected garbage at the construction workers' camp of Italian-Thai Development Plc in Laksi district of Bangkok on Tuesday. More than 1,100 of the 1,600 people at the camp have tested positive for Covid-19, including 36 found to have the more contagious Indian variant. (Photo by Pattarapong Chapattarasill)

The Public Health Ministry on Saturday reported 24 new Covid-19 fatalities and 3,052 cases, bringing the toll to 759 deaths and 126,118 cases.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said of the new cases, 2,406 were in the general population, 605 in prisons and 41 were imported cases.

Since the third and worst wave of Covid-19 started on April 1, the number of cases has risen to 97,255. Of the total, 54,978 have already recovered.

Another 2,900 patients were confirmed fully recovered and discharged from hospitals on Friday. 

Of the cumulative 126,118 cases since last year, 82,404 had recovered and 42,955 were still in hospitals, including 1,216 in critical condition and 409 on ventilators. The cumulative number of fatalities rose to 759.

Dr Taweesilp said the 24 new fatalities were aged 31-96 years. Half of them were men.

Of the new deaths, 13 were in Bangkok, three in Samut Prakan, two each in Chiang Mai and Ratchaburi, and one each in Nonthaburi, Surat Thani, Yasothon and Nakhon Nayok.

Eleven of them had high blood pressure and eight had diabetes. Other underlying conditions and risk factors were chronic kidney disease, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity and cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke and pregnancy. Seven had said they had not had any existing conditions.

Four had caught Covid-19 from family members, nine had contracted it from other people, seven visited outbreak areas, three went to markets and crowded places and one had an at-risk career.

The 41 imported cases were quarantined arrivals from Malaysia (1), the Maldives (2), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Japan (1) and Cambodia (35). All but one of them — a Filipina —  were Thais. 

Bangkok still recorded the most cases at 1,191, followed by 437 in Phetchaburi, 99 in Nonthaburi, 94 in Samut Prakan, 71 in Chon Buri, 68 in Pathum Thani, 49 in Samut Sakhon, 43 in Yala, 29 in Ratchaburi, 20 each in Tak, Songkhla, Surat Thani and Nakhon Pathom. 

Twenty provinces did not report new Covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. They were Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Lamphun, Lampang, Phetchabun, Trat, Sukhothai, Kalasin, Phayao, Sing Buri, Loei, Uttaradit, Phrae, Chai Nat, Nong Khai, Phangnga, Mae Hong son, Amnat Charoen, Nong Bua Lam Phu, and Mukdahan.

Global Covid cases rose by 620,715 in the past 24 hours to 166.46 million. The worldwide death toll went up 12,723 to 3.45 million. India had 254,395 new cases for a total of 26.28 million and 4,143 new deaths for a toll of 295,508.


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