Daily Covid cases, deaths plummet, govt says Tuesday

Daily Covid cases, deaths plummet, govt says Tuesday

A boy is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Nonthaburi province early this month. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
A boy is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Nonthaburi province early this month. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

New Covid-19 cases declined for the fifth consecutive day, the government announced on Tuesday morning. The daily caseload of 3,893 - down 1,345 from the day before - was the lowest since Jan 4th, before the Omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic began.

A further 2,945 positive results came from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 6,838.

The 24-hour death toll was 38, down sharply from the previous day's 54 and below 50 for the first time since early March.  

As of Monday, a total of 63,337 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 66,805 on the previous day), including 24,288 in hospitals (down from 24,877).

Among the remainder 10,465 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 10,822) and 28,198 in home/community isolation (down from 30,722).

Of those in hospital, 1,245 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,271) and 607 dependent on ventilators (down from 613).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 121, followed by 76 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 62 in Ubon Ratchathani, 55 in Udon Thani and 46 in Suphan Buri.

The 24-hour period also saw 7,323 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the 3,893 new Covid cases included 3,886 in the general population and four among prison inmates. Just three infections were found in new arrivals from other countries - Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines. 

Of the new infections in the general population, 3,860 were confirmed at hospitals and 26 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 865 followed by 198 in Buri Ram, 160 in Surin, 139 in Chon Buri, 132 in Ubon Ratchathani, 118 in Roi Et, 110 in Samut Prakan, 95 each in Maha Sarakham and Nonthaburi and 92 in Khon Kaen.

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

According to the CCSA, the 38 people who died were aged from 11 months to 95 years.

Bangkok logged three new deaths and there were no new fatalities in adjacent provinces.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had eight deaths - two in Phetchaburi and one each in Kanchanaburi, Chon Buri, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri and Sing Buri.

The North reported seven deaths - three in Nan, two in Lampang and one each in Chiang Mai and Kamphaeng Phet.

The Northeast saw 19 new fatalities - four in Loei, three in Nakhon Ratchasima, two each in Udon Thani, Nong Khai and Surin and one each in Nong Bua Lam Phu, Si Sa Ket, Sakon Nakhon, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani and Amnat Charoen.

The South had one death in Surat Thani.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,382,977 Covid-19 cases, including 2,159,542 this year, with 4,290,090 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 29,550 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 7,852 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 732,538 in 24 hours to 523.21 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,117 to 6.29 million.

The United States had the most cases at 84.35 million, up 64,933, and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 107.

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