New Covid cases soar above 26,000 Thursday, 91 deaths

New Covid cases soar above 26,000 Thursday, 91 deaths

A man receives a Covid-19 nasal swab test from a health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) at Government House in Bangkok on Feb 24, 2022. (AFP file photo)
A man receives a Covid-19 nasal swab test from a health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) at Government House in Bangkok on Feb 24, 2022. (AFP file photo)

The country registered a sharply higher 26,081 more Covid-19 cases, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning, along with 91 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours.

This compared with the 94 coronavirus-related fatalities and 24,252 new cases reported on Wednesday morning.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said in the afternoon there were 26,000 local cases and 81 found in arrivals from other countries, led by 18 from Cambodia, 16 from Saudi Arabia, 12 from Australia and 11 from Germany.

Bangkok had 2,926 new cases, followed by 1,542 in Chon Buri, 1,59 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 936 in Khon Kaen and 879 in Samut Prakan.

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

The new fatalities were between the ages of 23 and 102 years old, all Thai nationals.

Bangkok continued to log the most new deaths at 10.

Kamphaeng Phet and Phetchaburi reported five fatalities each, followed by four each in Roi Et, Loei and Chachoengsao. The other deaths were recorded across 34 provinces.

On Wednesday, 26,011 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus while 248,057 people received treatment at hospitals, including 1,846 seriously ill patients and 774 dependent on ventilators.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 3,807,908 Covid-19 cases, including 1,584,473 cases this year, with 3,534,063 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 25,788 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 4,090 so far this year.

The highest number of Covid-related fatalities in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on Aug 13. The highest number of cases was 28,379 on April 1. 

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 1.2 million in 24 hours to 495 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 3,574 to 6.1 million.

Thailand stayed at tenth in the global ranking.


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