3,011 new Covid cases, 10 more deaths

3,011 new Covid cases, 10 more deaths

Travellers wear face masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 while waiting for their buses at Bangkok Bus Terminal on Wednesday. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)
Travellers wear face masks to protect themselves from Covid-19 while waiting for their buses at Bangkok Bus Terminal on Wednesday. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

There were 10 more Covid-19 fatalities and 3,011 new cases registered during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

There were 2,954 cases in the general population and 57 among prison inmates.

This compared with 26 coronavirus-related fatalities and 3,111 new cases reported on Friday morning.

On Friday, 3,315 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started early 2020, there have been 2,226,446 Covid-19 cases, with 2,171,809 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 21,614 during the third wave and 21,708 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.

The 10 new fatalities — five men and five women — were aged 38 to 87. All were Thai nationals.

Bangkok and Nakhon Sawan each reported one new death. Nakhon Ratchasima saw two new deaths. The six other new fatalities were in the South – two in Trang and one each in Krabi, Phangnga, Satun and Surat Thani.

The 3,011 new cases comprised 2,869 infections and 142 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 2,716 were confirmed at hospitals, 96 via mass testing and 57 at prisons.

Bangkok logged 399 new cases, dropped by 31 from the previous day of 430 cases, followed by 289 in Chon Buri (-21), 254 in Ubon Ratchathani (+104), 161 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (+58), 99 in Khon Kaen (+8), 81 in Maha Sarakham (+46), 75 in Samut Prakan (-38), 69 in Chiang Mai (+6), 64 in Phuket (-22) and 59 in Rayong (-15).

Of the 142 imported cases from 37 countries, 23 were from the United States, followed by 21 from the United Kingdom, 10 from the United Arab Emirates, eight each from Germany and India, seven each from Finland, France and Russia, six from Australia, four from Japan, three each from Spain and Switzerland and the remaining cases from the 25 other countries.

On Friday, 32,929 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (down by 314 from 33,243 on the previous day), including 583 seriously ill patients (+5 from 588) and 158 being dependent on ventilators (+10 from 148).

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), vaccinations continued to progress, with 104.44 million doses administered as of Friday. People receiving the first, second and booster shot made up 71.2%, 64.1% and 9.7% of the population, respectively.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 1.63 million in 24 hours to 288.51 million. The worldwide death toll also went up by 5,627 to 5.45 million. The US had the most cases at 55.69 million, up 443,677. Thailand ranked 24th globally with 2.22 million cases.

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