Covid deaths dip again, 10,828 new cases

Covid deaths dip again, 10,828 new cases

Bangkok’s Yaowarat Road is crowded on Friday evening with people seeking street food ambience. Food stalls and restaurants are allowed to open until 9pm but alcoholic drinks are prohibited. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Bangkok’s Yaowarat Road is crowded on Friday evening with people seeking street food ambience. Food stalls and restaurants are allowed to open until 9pm but alcoholic drinks are prohibited. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

Thailand logged 77 more fatalities and 10,828 new Covid-19 cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.

There were 10,724 cases in the general population and 104 among prison inmates.

 

The number of deaths reported on Saturday -- 87 -- was below 100 for the first time since July 26. The trend continued in Sunday's announcement, with fatalities down to 77.

 

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday afternoon reported that Bangkok accounted for 20 fatalities while the remainder were distributed among 27 other provinces.


Although the number of new cases overall has dropped over the past two days, local infections in southern border provinces remained high, according to CCSA figures.

The capital led new infections with 1,211, but Yala came second with 783. 

New cases in Yala have risen since last Tuesday, while new cases announced Sunday in neighbouring Narathiwat and Pattani were also high at 442 and 412, respectively.

The Public Health Ministry on Thursday expressed concern over the situation in the southernmost provinces.

Suthep Phetmak, inspector-general attached to public health zone 12, said large gatherings and a low vaccination rate were to blame for the spread of Covid in the region.

The country also imported 14 cases from five countries: eight from Cambodia and one each from Myanmar, Malaysia, Italy, the United States, France and Qatar.

On Saturday, 112,251 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 3,074 seriously ill patients and 712 dependent on ventilators.

On Saturday, 11,894 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 1,608,569 Covid-19 patients, 1,480,741 of whom have recovered to date.

 

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,637,432 Covid-19 cases, with 1,508,167 complete recoveries so far.

 

The death toll stood at 16,920 during the third wave and 17,014 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 349,742 in 24 hours to 235,417,062. The worldwide death toll went up by 5,690 to 4,811,567. The United States had the most cases at 44,490,789, up 46,482 and the most deaths at 719,674, up 690.

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