New Covid cases fall below 20,000, deaths to 101

New Covid cases fall below 20,000, deaths to 101

A woman uses a ladle with an extra-long handle to pour scented water on the hands of an elderly woman during a demonstration of a Covid-safe ‘rod nam dam hua’ ceremony at The Mall Ngamwongwan shopping centre on Monday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
A woman uses a ladle with an extra-long handle to pour scented water on the hands of an elderly woman during a demonstration of a Covid-safe ‘rod nam dam hua’ ceremony at The Mall Ngamwongwan shopping centre on Monday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The country registered 19,982 more Covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, significantly fewer than the 22,387 the day before, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning.

Daily coronavirus-related fatalities dropped from 105 to 101.

Tuesday’s new case numbers did not include 10,977 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours. This would raise the total to 30,959.

As of Monday, a total of 237,399 people (down from 245,575 on the previous day) were receiving Covid-19 treatment, including 62,036 in hospitals. The remainder were in hospitel facilities (60,028) or in home/community isolation (114,685), according to the daily update posted by the Department of Disease Control.

Of those in hospital, 2,056 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation and 885 dependent on ventilators.

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 225, followed by 90 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 80 in Samut Prakan, 68 in Chon Buri and 63 in Suphan Buri, the CCSA reported on Tuesday afternoon.

The 24-hour period also saw 28,057 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 101 people who died were aged from three months to 100 years old with an average age of 75. One was a British national and the rest were Thais.

Bangkok logged 11 new deaths and there were seven in adjacent provinces — two each in Samut Prakan, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, and one in Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 28 deaths — five in Nakhon Sawan, three each in Chon Buri, Kanchanaburi and Suphan Buri, two each in Lop Buri, Saraburi, Chachoengsao and Trat, and one each in Uthai Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi and Nakhon Nayok.

The North reported 18 deaths — six in Sukhothai, three each in Chiang Mai and Lampang, two in Phichit, and one in each of Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Tak and Mae Hong Son.

The Northeast saw 28 new fatalities — five each in Nakhon Ratchasima and Ubon Ratchathani, three each in Kalasin, Surin and Khon Kaen, two each in Bung Kan and Nakhon Phanom, and one each in Buri Ram, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Si Sa Ket, Roi Et and Mukdahan.

The South had nine deaths — two in Phuket, and one each in Krabi, Satun, Trang, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Yala and Songkhla.

(Screenshot from https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand)

The 19,982 new cases reported Tuesday included 19,930 transmitted inside Thailand. The remaining 52 were detected in arrivals from 18 countries, led by 21 from the United Kingdom, four from Australia and four from Singapore. 

Bangkok continued to log the most daily cases at 3,339, followed by 884 in Nonthaburi, 791 in Chon Buri, 736 in Nakhon Pathom and 724 in Samut Prakan.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 131.32 million doses administered as of Monday; 80.3% of the population have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 72.8% two shots and 35.6% at least one booster shot.

On Monday, 28,057 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 3,925,854 Covid-19 cases, including 1,493,672 cases this year, with 3,662,166 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 26,289 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 4,591 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 28,379 on April 1, 2022.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 545,105 in 24 hours to 499.97 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,002 to 6.20 million.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (17)

Flooding damages crops, risks tourism recovery

Thailand is battling the worst flooding in years with a large swathe of its crop land inundated by seasonal storms and swollen rivers, threatening to fuel food prices and hinder a nascent tourism recovery.

4 Oct 2022

Physicist was highlighted for his work on teleportation

STOCKHOLM: A trio of physicists on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize for discoveries in the field of quantum mechanics that have paved the way for quantum computers, networks and secure encrypted communication.

4 Oct 2022

Govt urged to probe Orange Line bid by ACT

An anti-graft watchdog is urging the government to investigate allegations of unfair competition in past bidding rounds for the right to jointly invest with it in the Orange Line’s western expansion, as fears mount these violations could cost the government 69 billion baht in losses.

4 Oct 2022