43 Covid fatalities, 2,310 new cases

43 Covid fatalities, 2,310 new cases

A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot at Vachira Hospital in Phuket on Monday. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot at Vachira Hospital in Phuket on Monday. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)

Health authorities reported 43 more Covid-19 fatalities on Thursday and another 2,310 infections, bringing the accumulated toll in Thailand to 1,375 deaths and the number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 187,538.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the 2,310 new cases over the previous 24 hours comprised 1,467 cases reported by hospitals, 703 from mass testing in communities, 102 at prisons and 38 in arrivals from abroad.

CCSA assistant spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson said the 43 new fatalities were between 25 and 91 years old.  Thirty-one were male and 12 female.

Bangkok recorded 27 new fatalities, while Samut Prakan had 5, Nakhon Pathom 4 and Nakhon Sawan 2. Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Songkhla, Kanchanaburi and Sa Kaeo each logged a single Covid-related death. 

The longest period a patient was hospitalised before death was 48 days, said Dr Apisamai, and the average time was 15 days.

The spokesman said that of the accumulated 187,538 cases, 139,287 patients had recovered, including 3,035 in the past 24 hours, with 46,876 remaining at hospitals.

Bangkok again saw the most new Covid-19 cases -- 788 -- followed by Pathum Thani (308), Samut Prakan (209), Nonthaburi (132) and Prachuap Khiri Khan (94).

All 38 imported cases were Thais. Aside from a single arrival from the United Kingdom, they all entered the country from Cambodia via the border checkpoint in Sa Kaeo province.

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