35 Covid deaths, 2,680 new cases logged Wednesday

35 Covid deaths, 2,680 new cases logged Wednesday

Medical workers monitor the condition of Covid-19 patients through surveillance cameras at the field hospital in the IMPACT convention and exhibition complex in Nonthaburi province on Tuesday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Medical workers monitor the condition of Covid-19 patients through surveillance cameras at the field hospital in the IMPACT convention and exhibition complex in Nonthaburi province on Tuesday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

There were 35 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,680 new cases in the country over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Wednesday morning.

There were 2,400 cases in the general population and 280 among prison inmates.

Over the past 24 hours, 4,253 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 156,365 Covid-19 patients, 108,826 of whom have recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 185,288 Covid-19 cases.

The death toll was at 1,238 in the third wave and 1,332 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

Apisamai Srirangson, spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said in the afternoon that the 35 new fatalities were 42-89 years old. Twenty-four were male and 11 female.

Bangkok recorded 26 new fatalities. Nonthaburi, Phetchaburi and Samut Prakan provinces had two new deaths each. Chachoengsao, Pathum Thani and Amnat Charoen saw one new death each.

Twenty-one of the new fatalities had hypertension and 12 contracted Covid-19 from family members.

The 2,680 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours included 2,389 local infections and 11 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 1,457 were confirmed at hospitals and 932 via mass testing.

Bangkok logged 1,096 new cases, followed by 491 in Samut Prakan, 132 in Nonthaburi, 91 in Prachuap Khiri Khan, 61 in Pathum Thani, 42 in Samut Sakhon, 40 in Chon Buri, 37 in Chachoengsao, 35 in Ayutthaya and 34 in Ratchaburi.

Dr Apisamai said that in Samut Prakan, Covid-19 was spreading in all districts while Nonthaburi recorded new cases at construction workers’ camps.

New cases in Prachuap Khiri Khan were confirmed at a canned pineapple factory in Hua Hin district.

In Pathum Thani, there were continuing new cases connected with Simummuang market. New cases in Phetchaburi were confirmed at a Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) factory.

In Ayutthaya several workers at a medical equipment plant tested positive. In Ratchaburi, new cases were detected at a noodle plant in Ban Pong district, Dr Apisamai said.

The 11 imported cases were arrivals from the United Arab Emirates (1), Ethiopia (1), Japan (1), Malaysia (3) and Cambodia (5).

The 280 new cases in prisons consisted of 223 in Nonthaburi, 49 in Chachoengsao, five in Songkhla, two in Bangkok and one in Chiang Rai.

On Tuesday, 47,644 Covid-19 patients were at hospitals, including 1,286 critically ill people and 355 dependent on ventilators.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 359,127 in 24 hours to 174.74 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 10,219 to 3.76 million.

The United States had the most cases at 34.24 million, up 13,542, and the most deaths at 613,052, up 401.

India was second with 29.09 million cases, up 91,227, and 353,557 fatalities, up 2,213.


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