20,455 new Covid cases, 128 more deaths

20,455 new Covid cases, 128 more deaths

People queue for Covid-19 vaccination at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
People queue for Covid-19 vaccination at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were 128 more Covid-19 fatalities and 20,455 confirmed new cases on Tuesday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s figures did not include 23,347 positive results from antigen tests over the 24 hours. This would raise the total to 43,802.

This compared with the 129 coronavirus-related fatalities and 16,891 new cases on Monday, reported on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, a total of 191,743 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 197,349 the previous day), including 49,545 in hospitals (down from 51,297). The remainder included 41,057 in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 44,339) and 100,428 in home/community isolation (down from 101,029).

Of those in hospital, 2,049 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (down from 2,104) and 902 dependent on ventilators (down from 940).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 208, followed by 85 in Samut Prakan, 75 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 74 in Chon Buri and 63 in Buri Ram.

The 24-hour period also saw 25,933 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 128 people who died were aged from 13 to 100 years.

Bangkok logged nine new deaths and there were 15 in adjacent provinces - five in Samut Sakhon, four each in Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan and two in Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 39 deaths - five in Chon Buri, four each in Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Suphan Buri and Nakhon Sawan, three each in Trat and Saraburi, two each in Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Chachoengsao and Nakhon Nayok and one each in Lop Buri, Uthai Thani, Rayong and Phetchaburi.

The North reported 23 deaths - five in Phrae, four in Kamphaeng Phet, three each in Phichit, Phetchabun and Mae Hong Son, two each in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai and one in Sukhothai.

The Northeast saw 37 new fatalities - seven in Udon Thani, six in Roi Et, four each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani, two each in Surin, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and Mukdahan and once each in Sakon Nakhon, Buri Ram, Nong Bua Lam Phu and Nong Khai.

The South had five deaths in Phuket, Ranong, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Chumphon.

There were 20,226 new cases in the general population, 135 among prison inmates and 94 imported ones.

Of the new infections in the general population, 20,208 were confirmed at hospitals and 18 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to report the most daily cases at 3,332, followed by 885 in Chon Buri, 693 in Khon Kaen, 671 in Samut Prakan, 661 in Si Sa Ket, 532 in Samut Sakhon, 499 in Buri Ram, 485 in Chachoengsao, 459 in Ubon Ratchathani and 449 in Sakon Nakhon.

The 94 imported cases came from 32 countries. They included 11 from Saudi Arabia, nine from the United Kingdom, eight each from Malaysia and Australia and seven from Cambodia.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,084,299 Covid-19 cases, including 1,860,864 this year, with 3,865,293 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 27,263 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 5,565 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 596,511 in 24 hours to 506.03 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,297 to 6.23 million.

Over the past seven days, South Korea had the most new cases, 836,666, followed by France with 652,670, Germany with 651,841 and Italy with 352,644.

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