8,587 new Covid cases, 22 more deaths

8,587 new Covid cases, 22 more deaths

A saliva sample is taken from a young student before class commences at Intarumpun Anusorn School in Samut Prakan province on Tuesday. The school has returned to on-site teaching in a Covid-free setting. The students sit apart and have their temperatures taken in the afternoon. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
A saliva sample is taken from a young student before class commences at Intarumpun Anusorn School in Samut Prakan province on Tuesday. The school has returned to on-site teaching in a Covid-free setting. The students sit apart and have their temperatures taken in the afternoon. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

The country registered 22 more Covid-19 fatalities and 8,587 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

This compared with the 12 coronavirus-related fatalities and 7,422 new cases reported on Tuesday morning.

The 22 new fatalities were between the ages of 21 and 94 years old.

They included six in Bangkok and one in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other central plain provinces further from the capital recorded six more deaths – two each in Ayutthaya, Chon Buri and Prachin Buri.

The Northeast had three new fatalities in Kalasin, Khon Kaen and Buri Ram.

The South reported four more deaths in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phangnga, Phuket and Songkhla.

The North saw two new fatalities in Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok.

There were 8,401 new infection cases in the general population, 55 among prison inmates and 131 imported cases.

Of the local Covid-19 infections, 8,347 were confirmed at hospitals and 54 via mass testing.

Bangkok still had the most new cases at 1,431, followed by 823 in Samut Prakan, 421 in Nonthaburi, 387 in Phuket, 385 in Chon Buri, 276 in Ratchaburi, 181 in Si Sa Ket, 166 in Pathum Thani, 155 in Khon Kaen and 146 in Chiang Mai.

The 131 imported cases included 38 from Russia, 15 from Ukraine and 12 from Kazakhstan.

On Tuesday 83,094 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (up from 83,014), including 524 seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 557) and 103 dependent on ventilators (down from 107).

The 24-hour period also saw 8,485 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,456,551 Covid-19 cases, including 233,116 cases this year, with 2,351,250 complete recoveries to date.

The death toll stood at 22,207 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 509 so far this year.

The kingdom’s 24-hour high of Covid-related fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 13, 2021. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 18, 2021.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 2.86 million in 24 hours to 381.91 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 11,168 to 5.70 million.

The United States had the most cases at 76.52 million, up 264,693, and the most deaths at 913,924, up 2,780.

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