67 Covid deaths, 9,692 new cases

67 Covid deaths, 9,692 new cases

A medical worker uses sticky tape to seal his colleague's gloves while another writes his colleague’s name on the back of the Covid-19 protection suit, as they prepare for Covid-19 testing in Rong Moo community in Klong Toey district, Bangkok, on Thursday. The medical workers are from Songkhla’s Chana Hospital. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
A medical worker uses sticky tape to seal his colleague's gloves while another writes his colleague’s name on the back of the Covid-19 protection suit, as they prepare for Covid-19 testing in Rong Moo community in Klong Toey district, Bangkok, on Thursday. The medical workers are from Songkhla’s Chana Hospital. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

There were 67 Covid-19 fatalities and 9,692 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday morning.

There were 9,077 cases in the general population and 615 among prison inmates.

Over the past 24 hours, 5,730 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 353,044 Covid-19 patients, 244,431 of whom have recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 381,907 Covid-19 cases, 271,857 of whom recovered.

The death toll was at 3,005 in the third wave and 3,099 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

The Department of Disease Control reported in its afternoon briefing that the 67 fatalities were aged 27-104 years. Sixty-five were Thais, one was from Myanmar and the other Cambodian.

Twenty-three of them had diabetes and 19 hypertension, but eight had no chronic illness. Thirty-three either lived in or visited outbreak areas. Twelve caught the virus from colleagues, at funerals or from minders, and nine from other family members.

Bangkok logged 33 new fatalities while there were five each in Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani, two each in Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Yala, Songkhla and Samut Sakhon, and one each in Chiang Rai, Phetchaburi, Trat, Narathiwat, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Amnat Charoen and Udon Thani.

The 9,692 new cases included 9,062 local infections throughout all 77 provinces and 15 imported cases. Of the local infections, 6,733 were confirmed at hospitals and 2,329 via mass testing.

Bangkok logged 2,195 new cases, followed by 653 in Samut Sakhon, 607 in Samut Prakan, 530 in Chon Buri, 456 in Nonthaburi, 374 in Chachoengsao, 264 in Yala, 243 in Pathum Thani, 202 in Nakhon Pathom and 191 in Pattani. Greater Bangkok had 4,356 new cases and 47 more deaths.

The four southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala had 773 new cases and five more fatalities collectively.

The figures excluded prison inmates.

The 15 imported cases were from India (1), Kuwait (1), Singapore (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), Cambodia (5) and Myanmar (6 including 5 illegal Thai returnees).

On Thursday, 106,951 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals - 60,838 at conventional hospitals and 46,113 at field hospitals. There were 3,367 seriously ill patients, 847 of them dependent on ventilators.

Globally,  Covid-19 cases rose by 559,651 in 24 hours to 189.73 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 8,502 to 4.08 million. The United States had the most cases at 34.89 million, up 36,674, and the most deaths at 624,214, up 344. Thailand ranked 58th in the number of accumulated cases.

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