6,073 new Covid cases, 32 new deaths

6,073 new Covid cases, 32 new deaths

Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ratchaburi and Chon Buri still see caseload increases

People wait to receive Covid-19 vaccine at the vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station on Friday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)
People wait to receive Covid-19 vaccine at the vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station on Friday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

Thailand logged 6,073 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities on Friday, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

The latest vaccination statistics show that 61.1% of the population is fully inoculated with at least two doses, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported.

Of the 91.65 million doses administered up to Friday, 47.65 million (66.1%) were first doses, 40.73 million (56.6%) were second doses and 3.26 million (4.5%) were booster shots.

On Friday alone, 922,987 doses were administered: 319,123 as a first shot, 534,728 as a second and 69,136 third shots.

The number of reported cases on Friday dropped by 486 and deaths fell by 32 from the previous day.

On Friday, 6,538 Covid patients were discharged from hospitals.

The death toll has reached 20,677 since the beginning of the pandemic, with all but 96 of those deaths coming since April 1 this year.

The 32 people whose deaths were reported on Friday were aged 43 to 90, and included a Myanmar national, a Malaysian and 30 Thais.

Bangkok recorded three new deaths, down five from the previous day, while another three were reported in the adjacent provinces of Nakhon Pathom (2) and Nonthaburi (1).

The Northeast saw one new death, compared to four fatalities on the previous day in Buri Ram. The North reported five new fatalities, down from nine the day before. They were in Chiang Mai (2), Chiang Rai (1), Tak (1) and Phayao (1).

The South had eight new deaths, down from five. They were reported in Pattani (3), Phatthalung (2), Satun (1), Trang (1) and Songkhla (1).

Other central plains provinces further from the capital recorded 12 more deaths, down by eight. They were reported in Chanthaburi (3), Chon Buri (2), Kanchanaburi (1), Lop Buri (1), Saraburi (1), Ang Thong (1), Phetchaburi (1), Prachuap Khiri Khan (1) and Ayutthaya (1).

The 6,073 new cases comprised 6,016 local infections and 57 imported cases. Of the local infections, 5,633 were confirmed at hospitals, 214 via mass testing and 169 in prisons.

Bangkok had 704 cases, up 95 from the previous day, followed by Songkhla at 441 (-16), Nakhon Si Thammarat 366 (-91), Surat Thani 280 (-7), Chiang Mai 275 (+82), Chon Buri 200 (-2), Pattani 182 (-21), Ratchaburi 168 (+75), Samut Prakan 150 (-64) and Phuket 149 (+21).

The 57 imported cases were one each from Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hungary, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, two each from Nigeria, France and Malaysia (2) and 45 from Cambodia. By nationality, they were a Hungarian, a Swiss man, an American, three Frenchmen and 51 Thais.

On Friday, 79,780 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, down by 497 from the previous day, including 1,385 seriously ill patients (-55) and 332 dependent on ventilators (-9).

The single-day records peaked at 312 deaths on Aug 18 and 23,418 cases on Aug 13.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 569,833 to 260.87 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 6,337 to 5.20 million.

The United States had the most cases at 49.05 million up 37,643. Thailand ranked 23rd globally with 2.10 million confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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