Daily Covid cases creep back over 5,000, all domestic

Daily Covid cases creep back over 5,000, all domestic

Students with face masks greet their teachers at Ban Bangkapi School in Bang Kapi district, Bangkok, on May 17 as on-site teaching resumes with strict disease controls. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Students with face masks greet their teachers at Ban Bangkapi School in Bang Kapi district, Bangkok, on May 17 as on-site teaching resumes with strict disease controls. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Thailand logged 5,013 new Covid-19 cases during the previous 24 hours, all of them transmitted inside the country's borders, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Wednesday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths dropped by three to 33, while the number of new cases rose by 869, As well as the 5,013 new cases confirmed by PCR test on Tuesday, another 7,917 positive results came from less accurate antigen tests; if they were included, the combined total would be 12,930.

As of Tuesday, a total of 47,268 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 47,879 on the previous day), including 19,560 in hospitals (down from 19,660). Among the remainder 5,630 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 5,441) and 21,809 in home/community isolation (down from 22,521).

Of those in hospital, 1,028 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,034) and 530 dependent on ventilators (up from 521).

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 5,591 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

The 5,013 daily new cases consisted of 4,997 cases in the general population and 16 among prison inmates. No infections were found in arrivals from other countries.

Of the new infections in the general population, 4,991 were confirmed at hospitals and six via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 2,001 followed by 150 in Buri Ram, 135 in Khon Kaen, 127 in Maha Sarakham, 126 in Chon Buri, 105 in Samut Sakhon, 97 in Samut Prakan, 89 in Roi Et, 86 in Nakhon Phanom and 78 each in Nonthaburi and Nakhon Sawan.

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

According to the CCSA, the 33 people who died were aged from 38 to 95 years and included an Indian.

Bangkok logged four new deaths and there was not any new fatality in adjacent provinces.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had six deaths in Samut Songkhram, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Nakhon Nayok and Phetchaburi.

The North reported six deaths - two in Lampang and one each in Kamphaeng Phet, Chiang Mai, Phayao and Phitsanulok.

The Northeast saw 14 new fatalities - two each in Loei, Khon Kaen, Nong Bua Lam Phu and Nakhon Phanom and one each in Buri Ram, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Roi Et, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani.

The South had three new deaths in Nakhon Si Thammarat (2) and Narathiwat (1).

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,424,750 Covid-19 cases, including 2,201,315 his year, with 4,347,638 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 29,844 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,146 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 621,079 in 24 hours to 528.96 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,464 to 6.30 million.

The United States had the most cases at 85.24 million, up 75,633, and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 324.

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