Daily Covid deaths climb to 129, cases steady at 16,891 Tuesday

Daily Covid deaths climb to 129, cases steady at 16,891 Tuesday

People wait to get Covid-19 vaccinations in Bang Sue Grand Station. The service resumed after the end of the long Songkran holiday on Monday. Anyone living or working in Thailand can walk in and receive their first, second, third or fourth shot. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
People wait to get Covid-19 vaccinations in Bang Sue Grand Station. The service resumed after the end of the long Songkran holiday on Monday. Anyone living or working in Thailand can walk in and receive their first, second, third or fourth shot. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The country registered 129 daily Covid-19 fatalities, an increase of five and a record during the current wave of the epidemic, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning.

New cases declined for the fourth day, down 103 to 16,891 during the previous 24 hours, but that number did not include 12,945 positive results from antigen tests - which would raise the total to 29,836.

During the same 24-hour period, 24,927 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus

As of Monday, a total of 197,349 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 205,514 on the previous day), including 51,297 in hospitals (down from 53,766). The remainder included 44,339 in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 47,864) and 101,029 in home/community isolation (down from 103,218).

Of those in hospital, 2,104 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 2,123) and 940 dependent on ventilators (up from 939).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 207, followed by 93 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 89 in Samut Prakan, 87 in Chon Buri and 64 in Suphan Buri, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported.

The 24-hour period also saw 24,927 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 124 people who died were aged from 10 to 98 years.

Bangkok logged 27 new deaths and there were 13 in adjacent provinces - five in Pathum Thani, four in Samut Prakan, two in Nonthaburi and once each in Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 27 deaths, including four in Kanchanaburi; three each in Sing Buri, Saraburi, Chachoengsao and Phetchaburi, and two each in Rayong, Ayutthaya and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The North reported 15 deaths - four in Kamphaeng Phet, three in Sukhothai, two each in Tak, Chiang Rai and Phitsanulok, and one each in Uttaradit and Lampang.

The Northeast saw 34 new fatalities - six in Nakhon Ratchasima, five each in Ubon Ratchathani and Maha Sarakham, four in Loei, three each in Surin and Udon Thani, two each in Mukdahan, Sakon Nakhon and Khon Kaen, and one each in Chaiyaphum and Nong Khai.

The South had 13 deaths - four each in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Chumphon, two in Songkhla and one each in Satun, Pattani and Yala.

The accumulated death toll stood at 27,135 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 5,437 so far this year.

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

The 16,891 new cases announced on Tuesday consisted of 16,787 in the general population, 19 among prison inmates and 85 new arrivals from other countries.

The imported cases came from 28 countries, including 12 from Australia, 10 from Germany, eight from South Africa and seven from the United Kingdom.

Of the new infections in the general population, 16,769 were confirmed at hospitals and 18 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to log the most daily cases - 3,282 - followed by 650 in Chon Buri, 594 in Khon Kaen, 527 in Samut Prakan, 514 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 469 in Samut Sakhon, 459 in Nonthaburi, 445 in Buri Ram, 396 in Si Sa Ket and 384 in Nakhon Pathom.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,063,844 Covid-19 cases, including 1,840,409 this year, with 3,839,360 complete recoveries to date.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 315,090 in 24 hours to 505.21 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,263 to 6.22 million.

Over the past seven days, South Korea had the most cases - 928,897 - followed by France with 817,967, Germany with 685,710 and Italy with 409,510.

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