Daily Covid cases hit August low

Daily Covid cases hit August low

FILE PHOTO: People queue at the Central Vaccination Center on July 26, 2021 as Thailand opens walk-in for the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination scheme for elders, people with a minimum weight of 100kg and pregnant women, amid the coronavirus outbreak in Bangkok. (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: People queue at the Central Vaccination Center on July 26, 2021 as Thailand opens walk-in for the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination scheme for elders, people with a minimum weight of 100kg and pregnant women, amid the coronavirus outbreak in Bangkok. (Reuters)

Thailand logged 17,165 new Covid-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, the fewest since July 30, along with another 226 fatalities, the Public Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, 20,059 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering, again significantly more than those newly diagnosed with coronavirus. 

The 226 new fatalities were 21-98 years old and included eight Myanmar, one Cambodian and one Chinese. Elderly people accounted for 66% of the new deaths. Two died before they were admitted to hospital in Pathum Thani.

Bangkok logged 68 new fatalities with a further 69 in the adjacent provinces of Samut Sakhon (21), Pathum Thani (21), Samut Prakan (19), Nakhon Pathom (6) and Nonthaburi (2).

The South recorded 11 new fatalities – in Yala (4), Songkhla (2), Narathiwat (2), Chumphon (2) and Surat Thani (1).

The Northeast had 20 new deaths – in Chaiyaphun (3), Roi Et (3), Amnat Charoen (3), Nakhon Phanom (3), Ubon Ratchathani (2), Bung Kan (2), Nong Bua Lam Phu (1), Yasothon (1), Loei (1) and Surin (1).

The North recorded 15 new deaths – in Kamphaeng Phet (6), Nakhon Sawan (4), Tak (2), Sukhothai (1), Uthai Thani (1) and Phitsanulok (1).

Central plains provinces had altogether 43 new fatalities – in Ayutthaya (15), Phetchaburi (5), Samut Songkhram (5), Ang Thong (5), Prachin Buri (3), Prachuap Khiri Khan (3), Chon Buri (3), Ratchaburi (2), Rayong (1) and Chanthaburi (1).

The 17,165 new Covid cases across Thailand on Monday comprised 16,970 local infections, 192 among prison inmates and three imported cases from the United Kingdom (a British visitor to Phuket) and Malaysia (two Thais who crossed the border illegally).

Of the local infections, 15,226 cases were confirmed at hospitals and 1,744 via mass testing.

Bangkok had 4,025 new cases, followed by 1,731 in Samut Prakan, 1,288 in Samut Sakhon, 816 in Chon Buri, 558 in Ratchaburi, 445 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 381 in Ayutthaya, 376 in Chachoengsao, 365 in Nonthaburi and 331 in Buri Ram.

Greater Bangkok reported 7,984 new cases and 137 new fatalities. Four southern border provinces had 854 new cases and eight new deaths. The 67 other provinces recorded 8,132 new cases and 79 new deaths.

On Monday 192,334 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals. Of the, 5,229 were seriously ill and 1,095 were dependent on ventilators.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 512,217 in 24 hours to 213.31 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,578 to 4.45 million. The United States had the most cases at 38.81 million, up 111,134, and the most deaths at 646,667, up 406.

Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, the country has recorded 1,055,088 Covid-19 patients, 854,403 of whom have so far recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,083,951 Covid-19 cases, with 881,829 making a full recovery to date.

The death toll was at 9,694 from the third wave and 9,788 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

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