217 Covid fatalities, 22,086 cases reported
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217 Covid fatalities, 22,086 cases reported

People wait to be tested for Covid-19 at Wat Srisudaram Voravihara in Bangkok Noi district on Friday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)
People wait to be tested for Covid-19 at Wat Srisudaram Voravihara in Bangkok Noi district on Friday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

There were 217 more Covid-19 fatalities and 22,086 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Saturday morning.

Of the new cases, 21,816 cases were among the general population and 270 were inmates.

Over the past 24 hours, 23,672 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.

Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 856,412 Covid-19 patients, 640,130 of whom have recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 885,275 Covid-19 cases, 667,556 of whom recovered.

The death toll was at 7,249 in the third wave and 7,343 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

The record numbers were 23,418 cases reported on Tuesday and 235 deaths on Friday.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday afternoon that the 217 fatalities were 20-94 years old, or 65 on average. Of them, 204 were Thais and others were 10 from Myanmar, two from Cambodia and one from Switzerland.

Eighteen of them died at home, 17 in Bangkok and one in Suphan Buri (1).

Most of them, or 103, had high blood pressure and 80 had diabetes. Fifty-seven had underlying conditions while 29 had no chronic illnesses. Two of them were pregnant women in Pathum Thani.

Most of the deaths, or 104, had either lived or been to outbreak zones. Forty-five caught the virus from acquaintances and 35 from other family members.

Bangkok had 96 new fatalities while nearby provinces logged 45  — 15 in Samut Sakhon,12 in Nakhon Pathom, 11 in Pathum Thani and seven in Samut Prakan. 

Southern provinces recorded 18 new deaths in Narathiwat (6), Pattani (5), Ranong (2), Nakhon Si Thammarat (2), Yala (1), Phatthalung (1) and Surat Thani (1).

The Northeast saw nine deaths in Yasothon (3), Chaiyaphum (2), Nakhon Ratchasima (2), Kalasin (1) and Nakhon Phanom (1).

Northern provinces logged 20 new fatalities in Tak (9), Sukhothai (3), Chiang Mai (2), Kamphaeng Phet (2), Phetchabun (2), Chai Nat (1) and Nakhon Sawan (1).

Ten other provinces reported 29 deaths among them — Suphan Buri (7), Sa Kaeo (5), Chachoengsao (3), Chon Buri (3), Nakhon Nayok (2), Saraburi (2), Prachin Buri (2), Phetchaburi (2), Ratchaburi (2) and Samut Songkhram (1).

Of the 22,086 new cases, 17,406 were confirmed at hospitals, 4,407 during mass testing, 270 in prisons and three were imported cases.

Bangkok logged 5,088 new cases, followed by Samut Sakhon (1,819), Samut Prakan (1,598), Chon Buri (1,254), Nonthaburi (867), Nakhon Pathom (724), Saraburi (686), Ubon Ratchathani (395), Ayutthaya (379) and Chachoengsao (366).

The 3 imported cases were from the United Arab Emirates (27-year-old Kuwaiti man), Germany (8-year-old Thai girl) and Myanmar (61-year-old Chinese man entering the country via natural border crossing in Mae Sot district of Tak)

On Friday, 210,376 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals – 59,026 at conventional hospitals and 151,350 at field hospitals and other facilities. There were 5,590 seriously ill patients, 1,151 of them dependent on ventilators.

Globally, Covid-19 cases rose by  721,396  in 24 hours to 206.95 million The worldwide death toll went up by 10,155  to 4.35 million. The United States had the most cases at 37.36 million, up 155,297. Thailand ranked 35th in the number of accumulated cases..

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