2,525 new Covid cases, 31 more deaths
published : 20 Dec 2021 at 14:00
updated: 20 Dec 2021 at 14:36
writer: Online Reporters
There were 31 more coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,525 new cases registered during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry said on Monday morning.
There were 2,502 cases in the general population and 23 among prison inmates.
This compared with 22 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,899 new cases reported on Sunday morning.
On Sunday, 4,190 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.
Sumanee Wacharasin, hazard communication director of the Department of Disease Control, said in the afternoon briefing that the latest 31 fatalities were aged 30 to 99 years and included one foreigner, a Myanmar national.
Bangkok logged two more deaths while another was reported in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.
Other central plain provinces further from the capital recorded six more deaths - in Chon Buri (2), Trat (2), Nakhon Nayok (1) and Rayong (1).
The Northeast had three fatalities - in Nakhon Ratchasima (2) and Buri Ram (1).
The South reported nine more deaths - Trang (2), Phatthalung (2) Satun (2), Surat Thani (2) and Nakhon Si Thammarat (1).
The North saw 10 more fatalities - in Chiang Mai (4), Tak (4) and Mae Hong Son (2).
The 2,525 new cases included 2,460 local infections and 42 imported cases.
Of the local infections, 2,411 were confirmed at hospitals and 49 via mass testing.
Bangkok had 408 new cases, followed by 175 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 136 in Samut Prakan, 128 in Chon Buri, 88 in Songkhla, 78 in Chiang Mai, 75 in Surat Thani, 70 in Krabi, 67 in Phatthalung and 58 in Trang.
The 42 imported cases were from Brunei (1), the United Kingdom (9), the United States (6), Ukraine (1), Australia (2), the Netherlands (1), Russia (4), Cambodia (2), Finland (1), Albania (2), Germany (2), the United Arab Emirates (4), France (1), Switzerland (1), Ethiopia (1), Denmark (1) and Norway (3).
On Sunday 40,097 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 899 seriously ill patients and 246 dependent on ventilators.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 2,194,053 Covid-19 cases, with 2,132,548 complete recoveries so far.
The vast majority of the Covid cases and deaths have occurred since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began.
The death toll stood at 21,314 during the third wave and 21,408 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The kingdom's 24-hour high of Covid-19 fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 13. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 468,776 in 24 hours to 275.01 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 3,733 to 5.37 million. The US had the most cases at 51.76 million, up 66,751, and the most deaths at 827,323, up 109.
New infections were rising in the US, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, Dr Sumanee said.