Under 200 Covid deaths, fewer than 15,000 new cases
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Under 200 Covid deaths, fewer than 15,000 new cases

Workers spray disinfectant at a shopping centre in Bangkok on Monday to prepare for reopening on Wednesday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)
Workers spray disinfectant at a shopping centre in Bangkok on Monday to prepare for reopening on Wednesday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

Thailand logged 14,666 new coronavirus cases over the previous 24 hours, the fewest since July 27, along with 190 Covid fatalities, the Public Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning.

The new caseload comprised 14,362 in the general population, 304 among prison inmates and seven diagnosed in new arrivals to the country.

On Monday, 19,245 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after making a full recovery -- almost 5,000 more than the number of new infections.

A senior official at the Department of Disease Control said the decline in new Covid-19 cases and fatalities showed the continuation of a positive trend, with new deaths dropping below 200 in a 24-hour period for the first time since Aug 7, when there were 212 new fatalities.

"It's becoming clearer that the country passed its peak on Aug 13,"said Dr Chawetsan Namwat, the department's director for disease and health hazard control in emergency situations. Aug 13 saw 23,418 new Covid-19 cases and 184 fatalities.

The 190 new fatalities on Monday ranged from 30-96 years old and included eight Myanmar nationals and one Cambodian. Sixty-four percent were elderly.

Bangkok recorded 32 new fatalities with a further 50 in the adjacent provinces of Pathum Thani (18), Samut Sakhon (17), Samut Prakan (10), Nakhon Pathom (4), and Nonthaburi (1).

The South reported 15 new fatalities – in Narathiwat (7), Pattani (5), Chumphon (2), and Trang (1).

The Northeast recorded 11 new deaths – in Udon Thani (6), Bung Kan (1), Ubon Ratchathani (1), Nakhon Phanom (1), Loei (1), and Chaiyaphum (1).

The North saw 15 new deaths – in Nakhon Sawan (5), Tak (3), Phichit (2), Phitsanulok (2), Lampang (1), Uthai Thani (1), and Kamphaeng Phet (1).

Central plains provinces had 67 more fatalities – in Lop Buri (9), Saraburi (8), Chon Buri (8), Kanchanaburi (7), Suphanburi (7), Ang Thong (4), Chachoengsao (4), Nakhon Nayok (3), Phetchaburi (3), Rayong (3), Ayutthaya (3), Samut Songkhram (2), Prachin Buri (2), Prachuap Khiri Khan (1), Sa Kaeo (1), Trat (1), and Sing Buri (1).

Of the 14,355 local infections, 12,343 were confirmed at hospitals and 2,102 via mass testing.

Greater Bangkok logged 7,327 new cases and 82 new fatalities. Four southern border provinces had 770 new cases and 12 new deaths, and 67 other provinces reported a combined 6,258 new cases and 94 deaths.

Bangkok alone saw 3,963 new cases, followed by 1,402 in Samut Prakan, 983 in Samut Sakhon, 745 in Chon Buri, 490 in Ratchaburi, 488 in Nonthaburi, 308 in Ayutthaya, 299 in Nakhon Ratchasima, and 273 each in Nakhon Pathom and Songkhla.

The seven imported cases were from Kazakhstan (1), Israel (1), Germany (2), Cambodia (2), and Malaysia (1).

On Monday, 171,368 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals. Of them, 5,003 people were seriously ill and 1,042 were dependent on ventilators.Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 1,175,866 Covid-19 patients, 994,346 of whom have so far recovered.

Since the pandemic started early last year, Thailand has logged a total of 1,204,729 Covid-19 cases, with 1,021,772 recoveries to date.

The death toll stood at 11,495 during the current third wave and now totals 11,589 since beginning of the pandemic early last year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 516,237 in 24 hours to 217.90 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,566 to 4.52 million. The United States had the most cases at 39.95 million, up 119,642, and the most deaths at 656,393, up 569.

Screenshot from https://epidemic-stats.com/coronavirus/thailand

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