14,053 new Covid cases, 129 more deaths

14,053 new Covid cases, 129 more deaths

People are seen receiving booster shots against Covid-19 at Wat Sai Yai, a walk-in vaccination site hosted by the Nonthaburi Provincial Public Health Office, on Thursday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
People are seen receiving booster shots against Covid-19 at Wat Sai Yai, a walk-in vaccination site hosted by the Nonthaburi Provincial Public Health Office, on Thursday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The country registered 129 more Covid-19 fatalities and 14,053 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced.

Thursday’s figures did not include 12,233 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 26,286.

This compared with the 127 coronavirus-related fatalities and 14,437 new cases reported on the previous day.

As of Thursday, a total of 155,910 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 158,768 on the previous day), including 40,517 in hospitals (up from 40,193). Among the remainder 19,689 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 22,457) and 95,169 in home/community isolation (down from 95,586).

Of those in hospital, 1,818 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,827) including 815 dependent on ventilators (down from 850).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 153, followed by 100 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 74 in Kanchanaburi, 70 in Khon Kaen and 67 each in Samut Prakan and Suphan Buri.

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The 24-hour period also saw 16,782 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 129 people who died were aged from 16 to 100 years and included three Myanmar, one Lao, one Ukrainian and one Cambodian.

Bangkok logged 10 new deaths and there were eight fatalities in adjacent provinces - three in Pathum Thani, two each in Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan and one in Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 35 deaths - 11 in Chon Buri, six in Ratchaburi, three each in Saraburi and Kanchanaburi, two each in Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Trat and Prachuap Khiri Kan and one each Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Sing Buri and Rayong.

The North reported 19 deaths - six in Sukhothai, five in Chiang Mai, three in Chiang Rai, two each in Uttaradit and Kamphaeng Phet and one in Phrae.

The Northeast saw 43 new fatalities - eight in Nakhon Ratchasima, four each in Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Roi Et and Khon Kaen, three each in Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Loei and Sakon Nakhon, two in Kalasin, Mukdahan and Nong Bua Lam Phu and one in Maha Sarakham.

The South had 14 deaths - six in Nakhon Si Thammarat, three each in Surat Thani and Krabi and one each in Songkhla and Ranong.

There were 13,951 new cases in the general population, 28 among prison inmates and 74 imported ones.

Of the new infections in the general population, 13,920 were confirmed at hospitals and 31 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 3,225, followed by 480 in Khon Kaen, 475 in Si Sa Ket, 467 in Chon Buri, 462 in Buri Ram, 407 in Samut Prakan, 365 in Ubon Ratchathani, 343 Nakhon Ratchasima, 327 in Nakhon Pathom and 325 in Chachoengsao.

The 74 imported cases came from 19 countries. They included 19 from Laos, 12 from the United Kingdom, eight from Singapore and four each from Iceland and Myanmar.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,238,061 Covid-19 cases, including 2,014,626 this year, with 4,053,751 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 28,400 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 6,702 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 628,637 in 24 hours to 512.18 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,561 to 6.26 million.

The United States had the most cases at 82.95 million, up 55,692, and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 247.

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