Active Covid caseload continues slow decine with 4,924 more infections

Active Covid caseload continues slow decine with 4,924 more infections

Students are vaccinated against Covid-19 at Samutprakan School in Muang district of Samut Prakan province on Wednesday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
Students are vaccinated against Covid-19 at Samutprakan School in Muang district of Samut Prakan province on Wednesday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

The country registered 37 more Covid-19 fatalities and 4,924 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Thursday morning.

This compared with the 33 coronavirus-related fatalities and 5,013 new cases reported on Wednesday morning.

if 6,344 positive results from antigen tests recorded during the course of Wednesday were added to the 4,9024 cases confirmed by PCR test, however, the total would be 11,268.

For the second consecutive day, no imported cases were found.

Aside from a single case in the prison system, all the new infections were in the general population.

Bangkok continued to lead the daily caseoad with 2,017 new infections,  followed by 145 in Buri Ram, 115 in Nonthaburi, 110 in Samut Sakhon, 99 in Khon Kaen, 91 in Samut Prakan, 88 each in Chon Buri and Sakon Nakhon, 86 in Roi Et and 74 in Nakhon Phanom.

The number of active cases in Thailand continues its slow decline.

As of Wednesday, a total of 46,595 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 47,268 on the previous day), including 19,155 in hospitals (down from 19,560). Among the remainder 5,949 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 5,630) and 21,230 in home/community isolation (down from 21,809).

Of those in hospital, 995 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 1,028) and 503 dependent on ventilators (down from 530).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 98, followed by 65 in Ubon Ratchathani, 49 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 46 in Udon Thani and 42 in Samut Prakan.

The 24-hour period also saw 5,560 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

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

According to the CCSA, the 37 people who died were aged from 28 to 105 years.

“Fifteen or 40% of the new fatalities were unvaccinated,” CCSA spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangson said.

Bangkok logged four new deaths and there were two new fatalities in adjacent provinces namely Nonthaburi and Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 10 deaths - two each in Ang Thong, Ayutthaya and Chachoengsao and one each in Rayong, Sa Kaeo, Suphan Buri and Phetchaburi.

The North reported six deaths in Chiang Rai, Phrae, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok and Uttaradit.

The Northeast saw 12 new fatalities - three in Loei, two each in Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Roi Et and Nakhon Phanom and one in Surin.

The South had three new deaths in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,429,674 Covid-19 cases, including 2,206,239 this year, with 4,353,198 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 29,881 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,183 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 588,431 in 24 hours to 529.70 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,630 to 6.30 million. The United States had the most cases at 85.44 million, up 101,221.

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