New Covid cases dip slightly to 15,882 Sunday, 24 deaths

New Covid cases dip slightly to 15,882 Sunday, 24 deaths

Shoppers and sellers are required to wear face masks at an outlet opened by the Agriculture Ministry at Or Tor Kor market in Chatuchak district on Saturday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Shoppers and sellers are required to wear face masks at an outlet opened by the Agriculture Ministry at Or Tor Kor market in Chatuchak district on Saturday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The country registered 15,882 more Covid-19 cases and 24 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.

This compared with the 16,330 new cases and 25 coronavirus-related fatalities reported on Saturday morning.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Sunday afternoon that the 24 new fatalities were between the ages of 49 and 99, and included one Australian national.

 

Bangkok logged the most new deaths — 10 — followed by two each in Phuket and Chon Buri.

 

A single fatality was reported in each of 10 provinces: Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Loei, Si Sa Ket, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Nayok and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

 

Of the 15,822 newly-diagnosed Covid-19 cases, 15,682 were locally transmitted and 200 found in overseas arrivals. 

 

The CCSA said Bangkok led local transmissions with 2,920, followed by 948 in Samut Prakan, 826 in Nonthaburi, 714 in Chon Buri and 462 in Phuket.

 

The 200 imported cases were led by 700 air travellers from Russia, all foreign nationals, followed by 16 from Germany, 10 from Israel, nine from Myanmar and eight from France, also all non-Thais.

 

 

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

On Saturday, 9,482 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

 

Another 124,869 people were receiving treatment for the disease at hospitals, including 641 seriously ill patients and 126 dependent on ventilators.

 

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 2,593,327 Covid-19 cases, including 369,892 cases this year, with 2,446,022 complete recoveries to date.

 

The accumulated death toll stood at 22,436.

 

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.

 

Globally, Covid-19 cases rose by 1.8 million in 24 hours to 410 million since the pandemic began. The worldwide death toll went up by 7,718 to 5.8 million.

 

The United States had the most accumulated cases at 79 million, up 60,000, and the most deaths at 942,944, up 873.

 

Thailand ranked 30th with almost 2.6 million cases diagnosed over the past two years.

 

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