9,727 new Covid cases, 73 deaths

9,727 new Covid cases, 73 deaths

Immigration police at Don Mueang airport on Wednesday prepare for the reopening of the country to fully-vaccinated tourists from low-risk countries on Nov 1. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
Immigration police at Don Mueang airport on Wednesday prepare for the reopening of the country to fully-vaccinated tourists from low-risk countries on Nov 1. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Thailand logged 9,727 new Covid-19 cases and 73 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, 10,075 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

These figures compare with 8,918 new cases and 79 fatalities announced on Wednesday.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,792,716 Covid-19 patients, 1,672,508 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,821,579 Covid-19 cases, with 1,699,934 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 18,465 during the third wave and 18,559 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.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Thursday afternoon Bangkok still topped the number of new daily infections with 1,010 cases, followed by four southernmost provinces and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Yala registered 653 new transmissions, followed by Nakhon Si Thammarat (630), Songkhla (627) and Narathiwat 374. The country logged 26 imported cases from 10 countries, led by 10 from Malaysia, seven from Cambodia, two from the United Arab Emirates and one each from Colombia, the United States, Finland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Myanmar.

Bangkok had nine of the latest 73 fatalities, followed by five in Narathiwat, four in Samut Sakhon and three each in Samut Prakan, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Pattani.

On Wednesday, 103,086 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 2,687 seriously ill patients and 603 dependent on ventilators, according to CCSA data released on Thursday.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 450,751 in 24 hours to 242,793,711. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,472 to 4,937,510. The United States had the most cases at 46,089,415, up 79,442 and the most deaths at 751,792, up 1,998.

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