23,441 new Covid cases, 88 more deaths

23,441 new Covid cases, 88 more deaths

Boxes of the antiviral drug favipiravir bought by the Public Health Ministry to treat Covid-19 patients arrive at a warehouse in Samut Prakan province. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
Boxes of the antiviral drug favipiravir bought by the Public Health Ministry to treat Covid-19 patients arrive at a warehouse in Samut Prakan province. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

There were 88 more Covid-19 fatalities, a new high in the latest wave, and 23,441 confirmed new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday.

This compared with the 84 coronavirus-related fatalities and 24,996 new cases reported on Sunday morning.

However, the figures did not include 15,177 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 38,618.

The latest 88 fatalities were between the ages of 17 and 93 years and included one foreigner, from Myanmar.

Bangkok had four deaths and there were 11 in adjacent provinces - in Nakhon Pathom (4), Samut Prakan (3), Samut Sakhon (2) and Pathum Thani (2).

Other central plain provinces further from the capital recorded 24 deaths - seven in Prachuap Khiri Khan, three each in Phetchaburi, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi and Chon Buri, two in Ratchaburi and one each in Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo and Lop Buri.

The Northeast had 15 fatalities - four in Nakhon Ratchasima, two each in Mukdahan and Udon Thani and one each in Buri Ram, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Khon Kaen, Si Sa Ket, Sakon Nakhon, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani.

The South reported 22 deaths - four each in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi and Pattani, three in Songkhla, two each in Trang and Phuket and one each in Chumphon, Satun and Yala.

The North saw 12 more coronavirus-related fatalities - in Phrae (2), Sukhothai (2), Uttaradit (2), Mae Hong Son (2), Chiang Rai (1), Kamphaeng Phet (1), Phitsanulok (1) and Nan (1).

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

There were 23,357 new cases in the general population, 46 among prison inmates and 38 imported cases.

Of the new infections in the general population, 23,118 were confirmed at hospitals and 239 via mass testing.

Bangkok had the most new cases at 2,870, followed by 1,625 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 1,128 in Chon Buri, 908 in Samut Sakhon, 865 in Samut Prakan, 737 in Rayong, 547 in Phatthalung, 533 in Songkhla, 524 in Chachoengsao and 519 in Ratchaburi.

The 38 imported cases came from 18 countries and included six from Myanmar, four each from Laos and Germany and three each from Singapore and Australia.

On Sunday 240,339 people received Covid-19 treatment (up from 240,139 the previous day) – 67,435 at hospitals (down from 71,100), including 1,464 seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (up from 1,432) and 514 dependent on ventilators (down from 521).

The 24-hour period also saw 23,153 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 3,377,410 Covid-19 cases, including 1,153,975 this year, with 3,112,737 complete recoveries to date.

The death toll stood at 24,334 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 2,636 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 1.11 million in 24 hours to 471.07 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,902 to 6.10 million.

Over the past seven days, South Korea had the most cases of 2.82 million, followed by Germany with 1.44 million cases, Vietnam with 1.23 million cases and France with 623,016 cases.

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