New Covid cases again top 10,000 Sunday

New Covid cases again top 10,000 Sunday

A boy enjoys the playground at Vachirabenjatas Park, or Suan Rot Fai, in Chatuchak district on Saturday. The park continues to apply health protection measures including temperature checks while alcohol gel is available for visitors at park entrances. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
A boy enjoys the playground at Vachirabenjatas Park, or Suan Rot Fai, in Chatuchak district on Saturday. The park continues to apply health protection measures including temperature checks while alcohol gel is available for visitors at park entrances. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The country registered 10,879 more Covid-19 cases and 20 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.

This compared with 10,490 new cases and 21 coronavirus-related fatalities reported on Saturday, when  the Department of Disease Control called on the public not to panic after daily new cases exceeded 10,000 for the first time since October 2021.

There were 10,701 local cases and 178 cases imported from other countries.

Bangkok still led the nation in new infections with 1,470 cases, followed by 1,282 in Samut Prakan, 556 in Chon Buri, 439 in Nonthaburi and 415 in Phuket, according to a report from the Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Sunday afternoon.

Rounding out the top 10 were Samut Sakhon (285), Khon Kaen (256), Ratchaburi and Nakhon Si Thammarat (213 each) and Pathum Thani (209).

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said Promprap Sattruphai district had the most cases in the capital at 65, four more than Bang Khae and five more than Bang Kholaem. New cases were found in all 50 districts of the capital, it added.

(Screenshot from https://epidemic-stats.com/coronavirus/thailand)

The CCSA said the 20 new fatalities were between the ages of 35 and 98, and included one Myanmar and one US national.

Ayutthaya logged the most new deaths — three — followed by Bangkok, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Chiang Mai (two each). A single fatality was registered in each of 11 provinces — Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Sawan, Nan, Uttaradit, Chon Buri and Lop Buri.

On Saturday 91,037 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 533 seriously ill patients and 104 dependent on ventilators.

In the same 24-hour period, 8,285 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,497,001 Covid-19 cases, including 273,566 cases this year, with 2,383,673 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 22,291 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The highest number of Covid-related fatalities in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on Aug 13. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 18.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 2.2 million in 24 hours to 394 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 8,326 to 5.7 million. The United States had the most cases at 77 million, up 105,022, and the most deaths at 925,655, up 1,051.

Thailand ranked 30th with its accumulated 2,497,001 cases.

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