11,276 new Covid cases, 112 more deaths

11,276 new Covid cases, 112 more deaths

People visit the SCG Centre in Bangkok to receive a vaccine shot. Some 900 doses were offered there on a walk-in basis on Wednesday to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s passing five years ago. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
People visit the SCG Centre in Bangkok to receive a vaccine shot. Some 900 doses were offered there on a walk-in basis on Wednesday to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s passing five years ago. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were 11,276 new Covid-19 cases and 112 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.

There were 11,142 cases in the general population and 134 among prison inmates.

The number of new cases rose from the 10,064 announced on Wednesday, when the country recorded 82 more deaths.

On Wednesday, 10,407 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 1,722,841 Covid-19 patients, 1,598,324 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,751,704 Covid-19 cases, with 1,625,750 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 17,935 during the third wave and 18,029 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The 112 new fatalities were between the ages of three months and 93 years old including four Myanmar and one Cambodian nationals. The three-month-old baby had not a chronic disease.

Bangkok recorded eight new deaths while a further 19 were reported in the adjacent provinces of Samut Prakan (14), Samut Sakhon (4) and Pathum Thani (1).

Other central plain provinces further from the capital recorded 31 more deaths – in Chon Buri (5), Ayutthaya (4), Rayong (4), Ratchaburi (4), Nakhon Sawan (3), Chachoengsao (2), Lop Buri (2), Kanchanaburi (1), Chanthaburi (1), Nakhon Nayok (1), Phetchaburi (1), Kamphaeng Phet (1), Trat (1) and Saraburi (1).

The Northeast had 10 new fatalities – in Nakhon Ratchasima (4), Udon Thani (2), Sakon Nakhon (1), Kalasin (1), Yasothon (1) and Ubon Ratchathani (1).

The South reported 38 more deaths – in Nakhon Si Thammarat (10), Pattani (6), Yala (5), Narathiwat (4), Songkhla (4), Trang (3), Satun (2), Phuket (2), Chumphon (1) and Phatthalung (1).

The North saw six new fatalities – in Phitsanulok (2), Phetchabun (1), Tak (1), Uttaradit (1) and Sukhothai (1).

The 11,276 new cases included 11,090 local infections and 52 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 10,413 were confirmed at hospitals and 677 via mass testing. 

Bangkok had 1,095 new cases (down from 1,142 on the previous day), followed by 785 in Yala (up from 650), 594 in Songkhla (up from 475), 545 in Narathiwat (up from 420), 500 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (up from 264), 468 in Pattani (up from 423), 447 in Chon Buri (up from 442), 423 in Chanthaburi (up from 311), 385 in Rayong (up from 326) and 381 in Samut Prakan (down from 453).

Greater Bangkok reported 1,860 new cases (down from 2,045) and 27 new deaths (down from 28). Four southern border provinces had 2,392 new cases (up from 1,968) and 19 new fatalities (up from 5), while 67 other provinces recorded 6,838 new cases (up from 5,924) and 65 new deaths (up from 49).

The 52 imported cases were from Estonia (1), Finland (1), Sweden (31), the Philippines (1) and Cambodia (18).

On Wednesday 107,925 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (up from 107,168), including 2,890 seriously ill patients (down from 2,941) and 675 dependent on ventilators (up from 669).

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 438,969 in 24 hours (up from 389,864) to 239.91 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,481 (up from 6,745) to 4.89 million.

The United States had the most cases at 45.55 million, up 99,206 (up from 84,154), and the most deaths at 739,762, up 1,813 (up from 1,482 on the previous day).

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