11,646 new Covid cases, 107 more deaths

11,646 new Covid cases, 107 more deaths

A manicurist cleans a basin for washing feet as she prepares to reopen her nail salon in the Sutthisan area of Bangkok on Friday. Her business is among many that can reopen as Covid-19 restrictions are eased. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
A manicurist cleans a basin for washing feet as she prepares to reopen her nail salon in the Sutthisan area of Bangkok on Friday. Her business is among many that can reopen as Covid-19 restrictions are eased. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

There were 11,646 new Covid-19 cases recorded and 107 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Thursday morning.

There were 11,526 cases in the general population and 120 among prison inmates.

The number of new cases rose from the 10,414 announced on Wednesday, when the country recorded 122 more deaths

On Wednesday, 10,887 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,574,612 Covid-19 patients, 1,443,247 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,603,475 Covid-19 cases, with 1,470,673 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 16,633 during the third wave and 16,727 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

The 107 new fatalities were aged 9 to 105 years, and included one Taiwanese national.

The 9-year-old died in Satun and also had epilepsy. One death was a pregnant woman in Bangkok who had not been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Bangkok logged the most new deaths at 42 (up from 38 the previous day) while a further 14 were reported in the adjacent provinces of Nakhon Pathom (7), Samut Prakan (5), Samut Sakhon (1) and Pathum Thani (1).

Other central plains provinces further from the capital recorded 31 more deaths – in Rayong (6), Lop Buri (4), Saraburi (4), Chon Buri (4), Ratchaburi (3), Prachin Buri (3), Ayutthaya (2), Ang Thong (1), Kanchanaburi (1), Samut Songkhram (1), Chachoengsao (1) and Trat (1).

The Northeast had 8 new fatalities – in Roi Et (2), Udon Thani (2), Nakhon Ratchasima (2), Nong Khai (1) and Ubon Ratchathani (1).

The South reported 9 more deaths – in Chumphon (2), Phuket (1), Ranong (1), Narathiwat (1), Pattani (1), Yala (1), Songkhla (1) and Satun (1).

The North saw 3 new fatalities – in Chiang Rai (1), Tak (1) and Phichit (1).

The 11,646 new cases included 11,508 local infections and 18 imported cases. Of the local infections, 10,259 were confirmed at hospitals and 1,249 via mass testing.

Bangkok had 1,630 new cases (up from 1,579 the previous day), followed by 765 in Samut Prakan (up from 587), 725 in Chon Buri (down from 772), 617 in Narathiwat (up from 485), 566 in Songkhla (up from 517), 561 in Yala (up from 452), 458 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (up from 205), 444 in Samut Sakhon (up from 99), 380 in Rayong (down from 545) and 342 in Ratchaburi (up from 281).

Greater Bangkok reported 3,133 new cases (up from 2,572) and 56 new deaths (down from 61). Four southern border provinces had 1,920 new cases (up from 1,654) and 3 new fatalities (down from 8), while 67 other provinces recorded 6,455 new cases (up from 6,000) and 46 new deaths (down from 53).

The 18 imported cases were from France (1), Ireland (1), Myanmar (1), Cambodia (14) and Malaysia (1).

On Wednesday 116,075 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (up from 115,423  the previous day), including 3,175 seriously ill patients (down from 3,232) and 717 dependent on ventilators (down from 729).

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 485,872 in 24 hours to 234.06 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 8,758 to 4.79 million. The US had the most cases at 44.19 million, up 123,276, and the most deaths at 713,953, up 2,190.


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