New Covid cases soar to 5,775

New Covid cases soar to 5,775

A visitor to the Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road gets her nose swapped for a Covid-19 test while carrying a child on her back on Jan 5, 2022. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)
A visitor to the Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road gets her nose swapped for a Covid-19 test while carrying a child on her back on Jan 5, 2022. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)

Thailand logged 5,775 new Covid-19 cases and 11 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.

The rise from the 3,899 in Wednesday's bulletin prompted the government to raise the Covid alert level to 4.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said in the afternoon briefing that the 11 new fatalities were between the ages of 37 and 90 years old, and included one Myanmar national and one of unidentified nationality.

Songkhla had the most new deaths at four. One each was logged in Bangkok, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Mai, Tak and Lop Buri.

The 5,775 new cases included 5,483 cases in the general population, 77 among prison inmates and 215 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 5,223 were confirmed at hospitals and 160 via mass testing. 

Chon Buri continued to register The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said in the afternoon briefing that the 11 new fatalities were between the ages of 37 and 90 years old, and included one Myanmar national and one of unidentified nationality.

Songkhla led the most new deaths at four. One each was logged in Bangkok, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Chiang Mai, Tak and Lop Buri.

The 5,775 new cases included 5,483 local infections and 215 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 5,223 were confirmed at hospitals and 160 via mass testing. 

Chon Buri continued to register the most new infections with 769 cases, followed by 494 in Samut Prakan, 454 in Bangkok, 378 in Chiang Mai, 348 in Ubon Ratchathani, 242 in Khon Kaen, 226 in Phuket, 121 in Rayong, 120 in Nakhon Si Thammarat and 116 in Udon Thani.

No details of the imported cases were provided.

On Wednesday, 2,673 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus, while 37,968 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 536 seriously ill patients and 146 dependent on ventilators.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,245,250 Covid-19 cases, with 2,185,502 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 21,780 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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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