14,822 new Covid cases Thursday, most in 5 months

14,822 new Covid cases Thursday, most in 5 months

People are vaccinated against Covid-19 at Kasetsart University in Bang Khen district of Bangkok last week. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
People are vaccinated against Covid-19 at Kasetsart University in Bang Khen district of Bangkok last week. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The country registered 14,822 new coronavirus cases during the previous 24 hours, the highest one-day increase since Sept 11, 2021, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning. There were 20 more fatalities linked to Covid-19.

Incremental cases were up 1,640 from Wednesday's figures, although the death count dropped by four. 

The 20 new fatalities were between the ages of 44 and 94.

Bangkok had one new death while there were two more fatalities in the adjacent provinces of Nonthaburi and Samut Sakhon.

Other central plain provinces further from the capital recorded three more deaths – two in Chon Buri and one in Chachoengsao.

The Northeast had six new fatalities in Nakhon Phanom (2), Khon Kaen (1), Buri Ram (1), Si Sa Ket (1) and Ubon Ratchathani (1).

The South reported four more deaths in Chumphon, Trang, Phatthalung and Phuket

The North saw four new fatalities in Chiang Mai (3) and Lampang (1).

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

There were 14,524 new Covid-19 cases in the general population, 52 among prison inmates and 246 imported cases.

Of the local infections, 14,320 were confirmed at hospitals and 204 via mass testing.

Bangkok still had the most new cases at 2,635, followed by 986 in Samut Prakan, 754 in Chon Buri, 504 in Nonthaburi, 434 in Phuket, 379 in Ratchaburi, 372 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 334 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 317 in Samut Sakhon and 301 in Maha Sarakham.

The 246 imported cases included 107 from Russia, 11 each from Germany and Denmark, 10 from France, nine from Kazakhstan and seven from the United Kingdom.

On Wednesday, 105,129 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (up from 98,830 on the previous day), including 563 seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (up from 547) and 114 dependent on ventilators (up from 111).

The 24-hour period also saw 8,503 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,545,873 Covid-19 cases, including 322,438 cases this year, with 2,418,380 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 22,364 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 666 so far this year.

The highest number of Covid-related fatalities in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on Aug 13, 2021. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 18, 2021.

105,129 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals (up from 98,830 on the previous day), including 563 seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (up from 547) and 114 dependent on ventilators (up from 111).

The 24-hour period also saw 8,503 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

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