7,526 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths

7,526 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths

Staff from shops and businesses on Khao San Road wait for Covid-19 tests on Thursday. Several who visited the tourist hot spot to celebrate the New Year were later found to be infected with the virus. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)
Staff from shops and businesses on Khao San Road wait for Covid-19 tests on Thursday. Several who visited the tourist hot spot to celebrate the New Year were later found to be infected with the virus. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

There were 7,526 new Covid-19 cases and 19 more coronavirus-related fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday morning.

On Thursday, 2,895 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,252,776 Covid-19 cases, with 2,188,397 complete recoveries so far.

The vast majority of the Covid cases and deaths have occurred since April 1 last year when the third wave of Covid-19 began.

The death toll stood at 21,799 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The kingdom’s highest 24-hour Covid-19 death toll was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported in the afternoon briefing that Chon Buri led new infections with 1,342 cases, more than half of them detected in Bang Lamung district, which includes Pattaya.

Friday's figures for Chon Buri showed a surge from 769 reported on Thursday. The eastern province has topped the nation for new cases for the past four days.

 Samut Prakan was second, after Chon Buri, with 561 cases, followed by Bangkok (456), Ubon Ratchathani (431), Khon Kaen (305), Chiang Mai (292), Nonthaburi (282), Phuket (256), Nakhon Si Thammarat (214) and Rayong (191).

The 19 latest coronavirus-related deaths were between the ages of 29 and 93 years, the CCSA said.

Ratchaburi province logged the most new deaths with six, while three had two each — Bangkok, Phitsanulok and Yala. Bung Kan, Mae Hong Son, Trang, Pattani, Phatthalung, Satun and Lop Buri had one fatality each.

On Thursday 42,580 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 547 seriously ill patients and 140 dependent on ventilators.


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