22,818 new Covid cases, 52 more deaths

22,818 new Covid cases, 52 more deaths

People visit the Thai Teaw Thai Fair at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Bitec) in Bang Na district, Bangkok. The tourism fair is being held from Mar 3 to 6, 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
People visit the Thai Teaw Thai Fair at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Bitec) in Bang Na district, Bangkok. The tourism fair is being held from Mar 3 to 6, 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Thailand registered 52 more Covid-19 fatalities and 22,818 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

The figures did not include 33,085 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours.

This compared with the 54 coronavirus-related fatalities and 23,834 new cases reported on Friday morning.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday afternoon that the 52 new fatalities — 33  men and 19 women — were aged between six months to 104 years with an average age of 72. By nationality, 51 were Thais and one was from Myanmar.

Bangkok had seven new deaths and there were seven more in adjacent provinces – three in Samut Sakhon, two in Samut Prakan and one each in Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi.

Other central plain provinces further from the capital saw 12 more deaths – two each in Chon Buri, Ratchaburi and Sing Buri, and one each in Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Trat, Rayong and Ang Thong.

The Northeast saw 11 new fatalities – two each in Si Sa Ket, Roi Et, Surin and Nong Khai, and one each in Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima and Ubon  Ratchathani.

The North logged seven more deaths – two in Chiang Mai and Uttaradit and one each in Phetchabun, Nan and Phitsanulok. 

The South reported four new deaths – four in Phuket and one each in Krabi, Trang, Yala and Satun.

There were 22,566 new cases in the general population, 115 among prison inmates and 137 imported ones.

Of the local Covid-19 infections,  22,403 were confirmed at hospitals and 163 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 2,809, up by 229 from 2,580 on the previous day, followed by 1,126 in Chon Buri (-194), 1,067 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (-57) , 891 in Samut Prakan (-62), 670 in Samut Sakhon (-16), 669 in Rayong (+20), 667 in Nakhon Pathom (-17), 658 in Phuket (+35), 656 in Ayutthaya (+36) and 654 in Nonthaburi (+90).

The 137 imported cases were from 30 countries. They included 32 from Myanmar, 21 from Russia, 12 from the United Kingdom, nine from Germany, eight from France, and seven from Sweden.

On Friday, 232,147 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospital (up from 227,843 the previous day), including 1,124 seriously ill patients (up from 1,115) and 355 who are dependent on ventilators (up from 337).

The 24-hour period also saw 18,462 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 124.64 million doses administered as of Friday. According to the CCSA, 77.4% of the population have now received at one dose of the vaccine, 71.7% have received two shots, and 30.1% have had a booster.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 3,004,814 Covid-19 cases, including 781,379 cases this year, with 2,749,491 complete recoveries to date.

The death toll stood at 23,176 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 1,478 so far this year.

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

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 1.64 million in 24 hours to 444.02 million. The worldwide death toll increased by 7,910 to 6 million.

The United States had the most cases at 80.89 million, up 45,698.

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


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