4,000 new Covid cases, 22 more deaths

4,000 new Covid cases, 22 more deaths

A health worker administers a Covid-19 swab test on a woman before she attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the statue of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great at a new public park in Dusit district of Bangkok on Sunday. (Reuters photo)
A health worker administers a Covid-19 swab test on a woman before she attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the statue of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great at a new public park in Dusit district of Bangkok on Sunday. (Reuters photo)

Thailand logged 4,000 new Covid-19 cases and 22 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

On Sunday, 6,450 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported in the afternoon that while Bangkok recorded the highest new caseload, the number of new infections in Prachuap Khiri Khan rose sharply from 77 announced on Sunday to 95 on Monday.

The southern province of Phatthalung reported 89 new transmissions, up from 76.

Other provinces detecting a slight increase in new cases were Bangkok and Surat Thani.

The country reported seven cases imported from six countries — Cambodia, Belgium, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Maldives.

Chonburi led fatalities with three, while the 19 other deaths were distributed among 13 provinces including Bangkok.

On Sunday, 69,010 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 1,259 seriously ill patients and 330 dependent on ventilators.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 2,145,241 Covid-19 cases, with 2,055,265 complete recoveries so far. The accumulated death toll stood at 20,966.

The vast majority of coronavirus cases and deaths have occurred since the third wave of the coronavirus began on April 1. 

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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