Daily Covid cases stay under 5,000 with 36 deaths

Daily Covid cases stay under 5,000 with 36 deaths

Passengers wait their turn to submit a QR code from Thailand Pass to public health officers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)
Passengers wait their turn to submit a QR code from Thailand Pass to public health officers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

The country registered 36 more Covid-19 fatalities and 4,144 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Tuesday.

This compared with the 29 coronavirus-related fatalities and 4,099 new cases reported on Monday morning.

However, the new case numbers announced Tuesday did not include 2,785 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 6,929.

According to the CCSA, the 36 people who died were aged from 30 to 95 years, with amost half that number in the northeast.

Three fatalities were logged in Bangkok, but none in its adjacent provinces.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 10 deaths - two in Uthai Thani and one each in Sing Buri, Chon Buri, Rayong, Trat, Prachin Buri, Suphan Buri, Ratchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The North reported eight deaths - three in Chiang Mai and one each in Lampang, Kamphaeng Phet, Uttaradit, Phayao and Phetchabun.

The Northeast saw 15 new fatalities - three in Yasothon, two each in Loei, Maha Sarakham and Surin and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Si Sa Ket, Kalasin and Ubon Ratchathani.

The South had no new deaths.

Among the 4,144 new cases over the previous 24 hours, there were 4,136 cases in the general population, seven among prison inmates and one imported case from South Korea.

Of the new infections in the general population, 4,130 were confirmed at hospitals and six via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to record the most daily cases at 1,816 followed by 152 in Buri Ram, 124 in Surin, 92 in Khon Kaen, 89 in Nonthaburi, 86 in Samut Prakan, 85 in Roi Et, 82 in Chon Buri, 80 in Ubon Ratchathani and 72 in Nakhon Phanom.

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

As of Monday, a total of 47,879 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 51,006 on the previous day), including 19,660 in hospitals (down from 20,220). Among the remainder 5,441 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 5,814) and 22,521 in home/community isolation (down from 24,709).

Of those in hospital, 1,034 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,042) and 521 dependent on ventilators (unchanged).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 102, followed by 66 in Ubon Ratchathani, 53 in Suphan Buri, 50 in Nakhon Ratchasima and 40 in Udon Thani.

The 24-hour period also saw 7,235 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,419,737 Covid-19 cases, including 2,196,302 his year, with 4,342,047 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 29,811 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,113 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 452,756 in 24 hours to 528.23 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 944 to 6.30 million.

The United States had the most cases at 85.11 million, up 53,287, and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 106.

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