14,887 new Covid cases, 125 more deaths

14,887 new Covid cases, 125 more deaths

Covid-19 vaccination continues at the Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Covid-19 vaccination continues at the Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The country registered 125 more Covid-19 fatalities and 14,887 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced.

Tuesday’s figures did not include 12,748 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 27,635.

This compared with the 120 coronavirus-related fatalities and 13,816 new cases reported on the previous day.

As of Tuesday, a total of 162,967 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 167,124 on the previous day), including 41,811 in hospitals (down from 43,880). Among the remainder 24,335 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 25,158) and 96,238 in home/community isolation (down from 97,458).

Of those in hospital, 1,822 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,825) and 850 dependent on ventilators (down from 868).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 156, followed by 89 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 78 in Kanchanaburi, 65 in Khon Kaen and 59 in Suphan Buri.

The 24-hour period also saw 18,919 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

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According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 125 people who died were aged from one to 100 years and included one Briton.

Bangkok logged 17 new deaths and there were 12 fatalities in adjacent provinces - four in Samut Prakan and two each in Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi and Samut Sakhon.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 38 deaths - five in Ratchaburi, four each in Kanchanaburi, Chon Buri and Sing Buri, three each in Samut Songkhram and Uthai Thani, two each in Chachoengsao, Phetchaburi, Suphan Buri and Trat and one each in Saraburi, Nakhon Sawan, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Nayok, Rayong and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The North reported 15 deaths - three each in Sukhothai and Phayao, two each in Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet and Lampang and one each in Phichit, Phrae and Chiang Mai.

The Northeast saw 39 new fatalities - eight each in Kalasin and Ubon Ratchathani, seven in Maha Sarakham, four in Si Sa Ket, three in Nakhon Ratchasima, two each in Buri Ram, Loei and Nong Bua Lam Phu and one each in Chaiyaphum, Udon Thani and Bung Kan.

The South had four deaths - two in Surat Thani and one each in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla.

There were 14,771 new cases in the general population, 45 among prison inmates and 71 imported ones.

Of the new infections in the general population, 14,747 were confirmed at hospitals and 24 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 3,292, followed by 687 in Khon Kaen, 610 in Si Sa Ket, 537 in Buri Ram, 533 in Chon Buri, 452 in Samut Prakan, 374 in Maha Sarakham, 336 in Ubon Ratchathani, 326 in Nong Khai and 312 in Chachoengsao.

The 71 imported cases came from 20 countries. They included 17 from Cambodia, 10 from the United Kingdom, nine from Singapore and eight from Australia.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,209,571 Covid-19 cases, including 1,986,136 this year, with 4,018,460 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 28,144 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 6,446 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 624,528 in 24 hours to 510.84 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,806 to 6.25 million.

The United States had the most cases at 82.79 million, up 42,541, and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 290.

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