2,927 new Covid cases, 18 more deaths

2,927 new Covid cases, 18 more deaths

Visitors enjoy Haew Suwat Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, during the New Year holiday, undeterred by the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Visitors enjoy Haew Suwat Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, during the New Year holiday, undeterred by the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were 2,927 new Covid-19 cases and 18 more coronavirus-related deaths recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

On Sunday, 2,903 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

This compares with 12 fatalities and 3,112 new cases announced on Sunday morning.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 2,232,485 Covid-19 cases in Thailand, with 2,177,633 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 21,644 during the third wave and 21,738 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The kingdom’s highest daily death toll from Covid-19 was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said in the afternoon briefing that the latest 18 fatalities were aged 45 to 92 years.

There were no new deaths registered in Bangkok but one fatality was reported in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan. Sing Buri, Uthai Thani and Nakhon Sawan were the only central plain provinces further from the capital recording fatalities, one death each.

The Northeast had one more coronavirus-related death, in Khon Kaen. The South reported seven more deaths — two each in Krabi and Satun and one each in Trang, Pattani and Surat Thani. The North reported six fatalities — three in Chiang Mai and one each in Tak, Phitsanulok and Mae Hong Son.

The 2,927 new cases included 2,738 local infections, 21 among prison inmates and 168 imported cases.

Bangkok had 358 new cases, followed by 351 in Chon Buri, 206 in Ubon Ratchathani, 143 in Khon Kaen, 97 in Chiang Mai, 96 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 90 in Samut Prakan, 64 in Phuket, 63 in Nonthaburi and 54 in Buri Ram.

No details of 168 imported cases were provided by the CCSA. On Sunday 33,114 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 556 seriously ill patients and 148 dependent on ventilators.


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