5,854 new Covid cases, 30 more deaths

5,854 new Covid cases, 30 more deaths

A monk takes a nap as he waits for a train at Hua Lamphong Station amid the coronavirus disease in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Reuters photo)
A monk takes a nap as he waits for a train at Hua Lamphong Station amid the coronavirus disease in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Reuters photo)

Thailand logged 5,854 new Covid-19 cases and 30 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, 6,354 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Although the number of deaths has declined and the number of new infections is hovering in a narrow band, the situation remains serious in the southern region, data of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) released in the afternoon showed.

Half of the total fatalities were registered in the region, led by three deaths each in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani and Yala. Bangkok, once the hotbed of the pandemic, logged only one death.

The capital recorded the highest number of new transmissions at 664 but five southern provinces — Songkhla, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Pattani and Phuket  — stayed in the top 10 provinces with most new cases.

The country also imported seven new infections from six countries, led by two from the United States.

Thailand has given 92 million doses of vaccines to people and the Public Health Ministry is hoping to achieve 100 million doses by Dec 5.

As of Saturday, 79,250 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 1,395 seriously ill patients and 330 dependent on ventilators, it added.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 2,077,950 Covid-19 patients, 1,979,430 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 2,106,813 Covid-19 cases, with 2,006,856 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 20,613 during the third wave and 20,707 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.

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