28 Covid fatalities, 2,662 new cases

28 Covid fatalities, 2,662 new cases

A woman takes a selfie while being inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine at Bang Sue Grand Station in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, on Monday. (Photo: Arnun Mahachontrakool)
A woman takes a selfie while being inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine at Bang Sue Grand Station in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, on Monday. (Photo: Arnun Mahachontrakool)

There were 28 more Covid-19 deaths and 2,662 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning.

There were 2,128 cases in the general community and 534 prison inmates.

On Monday, 2,483 Covid-19 patients were diagnosed recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 153,685 Covid-19 cases, 104,573 of whom have already recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 182,148 Covid-19 cases.

The death toll was 1,203 in the third wave of Covid-19l and 1,297 since the pandemic began early last year.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said during the afternoon briefing that the 28 deaths were 40-92 years old. Eleven were male and 17 female.

Bangkok reported 23 more deaths, followed by one each in Chachoengsao, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ratchaburi, Pathum Thani and Surat Thani.

Fifteen had hypertension and 14 caught the disease from other family members. Of the 2,662 new Covid-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, 2,112 were in local communities and 16 imported. Of the local infections, 1,495 were confirmed at hospitals and 617 via mass testing.

Bangkok again had the most new cases with 1,098, followed by 269 in Samut Prakan, 80 in Pathum Thani, 77 in Nonthaburi, 75 in Samut Sakhon, 69 in Chon Buri, 58 in Nakhon Pathom, 55 in Trang, 49 in Phetchaburi and 39 in Chachoengsao.

Bangkok now had 74 Covid-19 clusters in 35 districts including 20 cases at Samor Thong Garment Co in Bang Khae district, 36 cases at Ritta Co’s construction workers’ camp and 33 cases at Pre-Built Plc in Yannawa district and 349 cases at 195 construction workers’ camp in Huay Kwang district, Dr Taweesilp said.

There were 534 new cases among prison inmates -- 415 at Bang Kwang Central Prison, 115 at Chachoengsao Central Prison and four at Klong Prem Central Prison.

As of Monday, 49,252 Covid-19 patients were at hospitals including 1,281 critically ill people and 359 dependent on ventilators. “The number of critically ill people in Greater Bangkok tends to rise,” Dr Taweesilp said.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 312,278 in 24 hours to 174.37 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,900 to 3.75 million. India had 87,345 new cases for a total of 28.99 million and 2,115 new fatalities for a toll of 351,344.

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