4,837 new Covid cases, 29 more deaths

4,837 new Covid cases, 29 more deaths

A woman uses a treadmill during a demonstration for the Recovery Care Clinic's 'Realize & Personalized' programme for people with long Covid-19, a potentially debilitating chronic form of the disease, at Thainakarin Hospital in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
A woman uses a treadmill during a demonstration for the Recovery Care Clinic's 'Realize & Personalized' programme for people with long Covid-19, a potentially debilitating chronic form of the disease, at Thainakarin Hospital in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Covid-19 figures continue to fall with 29 Covid-19 fatalities and 4,837 confirmed new cases on Thursday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Friday.

This compared with 37 Covid-19 fatalities and 4,924 new cases registered on Wednesday and 33 deaths and 5,013 cases on Tuesday.

Thursday’s figures did not include 6,380 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 11,217.

As of midnight Thursday, a total of 46,205 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 46,595 the previous day), including 18,829 in hospitals (down from 19,155). Among the remainder 6,056 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 5,949) and 21,069 in home/community isolation (down from 21,230).

Of those in hospital, 979 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 995) and 493 dependent on ventilators (down from 503).

Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 102, followed by 65 in Ubon Ratchathani, 48 each in Nakhon Ratchasima and Udon Thani and 40 in Samut Prakan.

The 24-hour period also saw 5,198 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 29 people who died were aged from 21 to 94 years and included one foroeigner, from Myanmar.

Bangkok logged two more deaths and there were two more in the adjacent province of Nakhon Pathom.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had six deaths - five in Lop Buri and one in Rayong.

The North reported four deaths - in Chiang Mai, Lampang, Phrae and Uttaradit.

The Northeast saw 15 coronavirus-related fatalities - four in Nakhon Ratchasima, two each in Loei, Udon Thani, Roi Et and Ubon Ratchathani and one each in Nong Bua Lam Phu, Sakon Nakhon and Si Sa Ket.

The South had no additional deaths.

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

Among 4,837 new cases over the past 24 hours, there were 4,829 cases in the general population, four among prison inmates and four imported cases.

Of the new infections in the general population, 4,821 were confirmed at hospitals and eight via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to report the most daily cases with 1,986 followed by 173 in Khon Kaen, 139 in Buri Ram, 115 in Nonthaburi, 112 in Chon Buri, 105 in Samut Sakhon, 93 in Maha Sarakham, 87 in Samut Prakan, 81 in Nakhon Ratchasima and 78 in Chaiyaphum.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,434,511 Covid-19 cases, including 2,211,076 his year, with 4,358,396 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 29,910 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,212 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 567,240 in 24 hours to 530.31 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,427 to 6.30 million. The United States had the most cases at 85.57 million, up 87,420, and the most deaths of 1.03 million, up 217.

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