Covid cases decline for 3 straight weeks

Covid cases decline for 3 straight weeks

15,452 new Covid cases, 224 more deaths announced Sunday

People flock to The Mall shopping centre in Ngamwongwan on Saturday for Covid-19 jabs. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)
People flock to The Mall shopping centre in Ngamwongwan on Saturday for Covid-19 jabs. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)

Thailand logged 15,452 new Covid-19 cases and 224 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.

On Friday, 18,257 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus, 18% more than the number of new infections.

The number of active cases in Thailand has fallen every day for the past three weeks.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said in the afternoon briefing that the 224 new fatalities ranged between the ages of 26 and 94 years old, and included two Myanmar citizens, one Cambodian and one Pakistani.

Bangkok continued to log the most new deaths -- 35 -- while a further 51 were reported in the adjacent provinces of Pathum Thani (22), Samut Sakhon (15), Samut Prakan (12) and Nakhon Pathom (2).

Other central provinces further from the capital recorded 138 more deaths, led by Chachoengsao (30) and Chon Buri (20).

The 15,452 new cases included 14,956 local infections,  468 among prison inmates and 28 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 13,268 were reported by hospitals and 1,688 via mass testing. 

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Bangkok had 3,906 new cases, followed by 988 in Samut Prakan, 938 in Chon Buri, 843 in Samut Sakhon, 741 in Ratchaburi, 426 in Nonthaburi, 402 in Rayong, 354 in Ayutthaya, 353 in Yala and 348 in Chachoengsao.

Greater Bangkok accounted for a total of 6,557 new cases.

The 28 imported cases were 15 from Malaysia, nine from Cambodia and one each from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and Myanmar.

On Tuesday 152,105 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 4,682 seriously ill patients and 1,008 dependent on ventilators.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,251,671 Covid-19 patients, 1,088,148 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,280,534 cases, with 1,115,793 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 12,761 during the third wave and 12,855 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The kingdom’s all-time 24-hour high of Covid-19 fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13. 

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 477,575 in 24 hours to some 221 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,725 to 4.5 million.

The US had the most cases at 40.7 million, up 58,682, and the most deaths at 665,858, up 576.

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