28,029 new Covid cases, 96 more deaths

28,029 new Covid cases, 96 more deaths

People wearing face masks visit a mango fair at Suan Kaew temple in Nonthaburi province on Friday. The event runs until April 13. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
People wearing face masks visit a mango fair at Suan Kaew temple in Nonthaburi province on Friday. The event runs until April 13. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The country registered 96 more Covid-19 fatalities and 28,029 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

Saturday's figures did not include 14,229 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 42,258.

This compared with the 69 coronavirus-related fatalities and 26,050 new cases reported on Friday morning.

The Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday afternoon that 96 fatalities were aged from 26 to 105 years with the average age of 77. There were 61 men and 35 women. All but one Myanmar were Thais.

Bangkok saw 13 new deaths and there were seven in adjacent provinces – four in Samut Prakan, two in Nakhon Pathom and one in Samut Sakhon.

Other central plain provinces further from the capital had 27 deaths – four in Chon Buri, three in Rayong, two each in Trat, Lop Buri, Ratchaburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Samut Sonkhram, Saraburi and Ayutthaya and one each in Ang Thong, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Kanchanaburi.

The Northeast logged 20 new fatalities – four each in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani, two each in Sakon Nakhon, Yasothon, Roi Et and Buri Ram and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Udon Thani and Mukdahan.

The South reported 20 deaths – four in Nakhon Si Thammarat, three each in Surat Thani, Krabi, Phatthalung and Pattani and one each in Phuket, Satun, Songkhla and Yala.

The North had nine new deaths – five in Chiang Rai and one each in Lampang, Phrae, Phichit and Phetchabun.

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

There were 27,914 new cases in the general population, 79 among prison inmates and 36 imported cases.

Of the new infections in the general population, 27,501 were confirmed at hospitals and 413 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 3,373, up 23 from 3,350 announced on the previous day, followed by 1,507 in Chon Buri (+ 155), 1,128 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (-131), 936 in Samut Sakhon (+82), 930 in Samut Prakan (-3), 762 in Songkhla (+18), 735 in Chachoengsao (+60), 688 in Nakhon Pathom (-10), 665 in Ayutthaya (+49), and 652 in Khon Kaen (-74).

The 36 imported cases came from 14 countries. They included eight from Saudi Arabia, six from Cambodia, five from Germany, four from Australia, three from the United Kingdom and two from Myanmar.

On Friday, 255,795 people received Covid-19 treatment (up from 251,214 on the previous day) - 64,943 at hospitals (up from 64,419), including 1,827 seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,828) and 735 dependent on ventilators (up from 712).

The 24-hour period also saw 23,352 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 129.87 million doses administered as of Friday. 80.0% of the population have now received one dose of the vaccine and 72.4% have received two shots, while 34.4% have got a booster shot.

On Friday alone, 325,326 vaccine doses were administered — 85,235 as a first shot, 37,720 as a second shot and 202,371 as a booster shot. 

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 3,684,755 Covid-19 cases, including 1,461,320 this year, with 3,403,642 complete recoveries to date.

The death toll stood at 25,318 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 3,620 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 27,071 on March 18.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 1.33 million in 24 hours to 490.10 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 3,745 to 6.17 million. 

Over the past seven days, South Korea had the most cases of 2.21 million, followed by Germany with 1.44 million cases, France with 983,590 cases and Vietnam with 611,874 cases.

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