2,688 new Covid cases, 21 more deaths

2,688 new Covid cases, 21 more deaths

A nurse prepares Covid-19 vaccine shots at the Central Vaccination Centre in the Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok, on Sunday. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)
A nurse prepares Covid-19 vaccine shots at the Central Vaccination Centre in the Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok, on Sunday. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)

The country registered 21 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,688 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced.

Tuesday’s figures did not include 5,754 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 8,442.

This compared with the 20 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,224 new cases reported on the previous day.

As of Tuesday, a total of 25,426 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 26,889 on the previous day), including 13,014 in hospitals (down from 13,242). Among the remainder 1,986 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 1,964) and 10,226 in home/community isolation (down from 11,502).

Of those in hospital, 708 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 725) and 340 dependent on ventilators (down from 359).

The 24-hour period also saw 4,130 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

(Screenshot from https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand/)

According to the CCSA, the 21 people who died were aged from 52 to 95 years.

Bangkok logged one new death and there was not a new fatality in adjacent provinces.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had eight new deaths - two in Ratchaburi and one each in Saraburi, Samut Songkhram, Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Prachin Buri and Trat.

The North reported three deaths in Kamphaeng Phet (2) and Chiang Mai (1).

The Northeast saw eight new fatalities - three in Amnat Charoen, two in Sakon Nakhon and one each in Si Sa Ket, Loei and Nakhon Ratchasima.

The South had one new death in Chumphon.

Among 2,688 new cases over the past 24 hours, there were 2,680 cases in the general population and eight among prison inmates. There were no new cases among arrivals.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,473,867 Covid-19 cases, including 2,250,432 this year, with 4,418,202 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,239 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,541 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 542,669 in 24 hours to 536.58 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,510 to 6.32 million.

The United States had the most cases at 86.78 million, up 81,332, and the most deaths at 1.03 million, up 339.

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