14,994 new Covid cases, 124 more deaths

14,994 new Covid cases, 124 more deaths

Covid-19-infected people with only mild symptoms get medication at a public van station in Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani, which offers a drive-in service. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)
Covid-19-infected people with only mild symptoms get medication at a public van station in Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani, which offers a drive-in service. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)

There were 124 Covid-19 fatalities and 14,994 confirmed new cases on Sunday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Monday.

Sunday’s figures did not include 6,761 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 21,755.

This compared with the 17,784 new Covid-19 cases and 126 fatalities during the previous 24 hours, announced on Sunday, and 128 coronavirus-related fatalities and 20,455 cases reported the previous day.

As of Sunday, a total of 174,500 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 183,154 on the previous day), including 43,872 in hospitals (down from 44,824). Among the remainder 30,683 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities and 99,304 in home/community isolation.

Of those in hospital, 1,876 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,929) and 903 dependent on ventilators (up from 899).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 174, followed by 76 in Samut Prakan, 74 in Kanchanaburi, 70 in Nakhon Ratchasima and 68 in Suphan Buri.

The 24-hour period also saw 23,524 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 124 people who died were aged from one month to 100 years.

Bangkok logged 13 new deaths and there were eight fatalities in adjacent provinces - three each in Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani and two in Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 26 deaths - four each in Nakhon Sawan and Kanchanaburi, three each in Prachuap Khiri Khan and Lop Buri, two each in Uthai Thani, Ratchaburi and Suphan Buri and one each in Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Saraburi, Chon Buri, Rayong and Nakhon Nayok.

The North reported 21 deaths - five in Sukhothai, four each in Chiang Mai and Phichit, three in Kamphaeng Phet, two each in Lampang and Phetchabun and one in Phrae.

The Northeast saw 43 new fatalities - seven each in Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima, Si Sa Ket and Khon Kaen, four in Loei, three in Sakon Nakhon, two in Roi Et and one each in Chaiyaphum, Surin, Udon Thani, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan and Amnat Charoen.

The South had 13 deaths - four in Nakhon Si Thammarat, two in Songkhla and one each in Phuket, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Krabi, Yala and Pattani.

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

The 14,994 new Covid cases announced on Monday - the fourth consecutive day of declines despite the government's fears of a post-Songkran spike - consisted of 14,932 new cases in the general population, 19 among prison inmates and 43 new arrivals from other countries.

Of the new infections in the general population, 14,904 were confirmed at hospitals and 28 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 2,967, followed by 644 in Chon Buri, 598 in Khon Kaen, 561 in Samut Prakan, 424 in Nonthaburi, 407 in Si Sa Ket, 371 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 360 in Roi Et, 348 in Nakhon Ratchasima and 339 in Buri Ram.

The 43 imported cases came from 14 countries. They included eight each from Cambodia and the United Kingdom, five from the United Arab Emirates and four each from Australia and Germany.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,180,868 Covid-19 cases, including 1,957,433 this year, with 3,978,469 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 27,899 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 6,201 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 400,058 in 24 hours to 509.54 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 977 to 6.24 million.

The United States had the most cases at 82.66 million, up 12,969, and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 19.

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