7,133 new Covid cases, 12 more deaths

7,133 new Covid cases, 12 more deaths

The Ram Intra sporting centre is turned into a community isolation facility on Monday in light of the upswing in Covid-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant. The facility is equipped with 120 beds. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
The Ram Intra sporting centre is turned into a community isolation facility on Monday in light of the upswing in Covid-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant. The facility is equipped with 120 beds. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were 7,133 new Covid-19 cases registered during the previous 24 hours, the third consecutive day of slight declines, along with 12 more coronavirus-related fatalities, the Public Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning.

This compared with 13 coronavirus-related fatalities and 7,926 new cases reported on Monday morning.

The 12 new fatalities were between the ages of 21 and 84 years old.

Bangkok logged one new death while its adjacent province of Chachoengsao recorded another.

The Northeast had two new fatalities in Nakhon Ratchasima and Si Sa Ket.

The South reported two more deaths in Trang and Satun.

The North saw six new fatalities in Chiang Mai (2), Kamphaeng Phet (1), Phitsanulok (1), Phetchabun (1) and Phrae (1).

The 7,133 new cases included 7,088 cases in the general population, 45 among prison inmates and 411 imported cases. Of the local Covid-19 infections, 6,632 were confirmed at hospitals and 45 via mass testing.

Bangkok had the most new cases at 593, followed by 583 in Chon Buri, 530 in Samut Prakan, 468 in Phuket, 426 in Ubon Ratchathani, 336 in Nonthaburi, 280 in Khon Kaen, 209 in Chiang Mai, 173 in Pathum Thani and 162 in Buri Ram.

The 411 imported cases were arrivals from over 50 countries including 64 from Russia, 36 from Kazakhstan, 25 each from France and the United Kingdom, 24 each from Switzerland and the United States, 19 from Germany and 18 from Australia.

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On Monday, 3,306 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 2,284,609 Covid-19 cases - including 61,174 cases this year - with 2,200,785 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 21,850 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 152 this year.

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 18.

On Monday 61,974 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (up from 58,159 on the previous day), including 492 seriously ill patients (down from 495) and 110 dependent on ventilators (down from 115).

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 2.10 million in 24 hours to 311.02 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 4,608 to 5.51 million. The United States had the most cases at 62.66 million, up 673,837, and the most deaths at 861,336, up 1,002.

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