5,896 new Covid cases, 37 new deaths

5,896 new Covid cases, 37 new deaths

Bangkok, Prachin Buri lead case increases

Residents in Bang Khen district receive free antigen test kits provided by the National Health Office, City Hall and SYH Hospital at Thanommit Market on Friday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Residents in Bang Khen district receive free antigen test kits provided by the National Health Office, City Hall and SYH Hospital at Thanommit Market on Friday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

Thailand logged 5,896 new Covid-19 cases and 37 new fatalities, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

The number of new cases increased by 984 from the previous day and the death toll also went up by four, according to the data provided by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday.

Since the pandemic started early last year, 2,136,537 people have contracted the coronavirus disease and 2,042,666 have recovered. All but 28,863 of the infections have occurred since April 1 of this year. A total of 20,917 people have died, all but 94 of them since April 1.

On Friday, 5,666 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

As of Friday, 94.53 million of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered, with 67.8% of the eligible population having received one dose, 58.4% with two doses and 5.0% with a booster shot.

The CCSA said the 37 new fatalities were all Thais aged 31 to 93.

Bangkok saw six new deaths, up by two from the previous day. No new deaths were reported in the adjacent provinces of the capital.

The South saw 14 more deaths, up three from the previous day. Five of them were in Songkhla, two each in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Satun, and one each in Krabi, Trang, Pattani Ranong  and Surat Thani.

Other central plains province recorded seven more fatalities, down three from the previous day. They were in Chanthaburi (2), Chachoengsao (1), Trat (1), Prachuap Khiri Khan (1), Rayong (1) and Suphan Buri (1).

The North reported six more fatalities, up four from Thursday. They were in Chiang Mai (3) and one each in Phrae, Mae Hong Son and Tak.

The Northeast saw four new deaths, up one from the previous day. They were in Ubon Ratchathani (2) and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima and Udon Thani.

Of the 5,896 new cases, 5,884 were local infections and 12 were imported cases. Of the local infections, 4,609 were confirmed at hospitals, 148 via mass testing and 1,127 in prisons.

Bangkok had 892 daily cases, up 207 from the previous day, followed by 396 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (-18), 325 in Songkhla (+13), 169 in Surat Thani (-12), 168 in Chon Buri (-9), 159 in Pattani (-50), 150 in Chiang Mai (-29), 120 in Yala (+17), 116 in Samut Prakan (unchanged) and 94 in Prachin Buri (+44).

Of the 12 imported cases, one each were from the Netherlands, Mauritius, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Myanmar, two each from Poland and Germany and three from Cambodia. By nationality, they were  two Germans, a Dutchman, a Canadian, a Polish, a Mauritian, a British citizen, a Myanmar national who entered illegally and four Thai returnees.

On Friday, 72,954 people were being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals, including 1,299 seriously ill patients and 330 on ventilators.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 690,080 in 24 hours to 265.16 million. The worldwilde death toll went up by 7,336 to 5.25 million.

The United States had the most cases at 49.87 million, up 147,434 .  Thailand ranked 24th globally with 2.13 million  cases.

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