Slight uptick in Covid cases, deaths announced Thursday

Slight uptick in Covid cases, deaths announced Thursday

A nurse prepares syringes ahead of the mass inoculation of people against Covid-19 in Bangkok. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)
A nurse prepares syringes ahead of the mass inoculation of people against Covid-19 in Bangkok. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

The country registered 23 more Covid-19 fatalities and 3,185 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.

This compared with the 21 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,688 new cases reported on Wednesday morning. It marked the third straight day of a small rise in daily cases, but the level remained far below the all-time high of 23,418 on Aug 13, 2021.

Wednesday’s figures did not include 3,934 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 7,119.

For the third successive day, there were no imported cases. All the new infections were transmitted inside Thailand's borders. 

As of Wednesday, a total of 25,262 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 25,426 on the previous day), including 12,840 in hospitals (down from 13,014). Among the remainder 2,006 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 1,986) and 10,222 in home/community isolation (down from 10,226).

Of those in hospital, 678 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 708) and 331 dependent on ventilators (down from 340).

The 24-hour period also saw 3,326 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Among 3,185 new cases over the past 24 hours, there were 3,183 cases in the general population and two among prison inmates. There were no new cases among arrivals.

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According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 23 people who died were aged from 17 to 107 years.

Bangkok logged one new death and there was a new fatality in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had seven new deaths - two each in Suphan Buri and Ratchaburi and one each in Ang Thong, Saraburi and Prachin Buri.

The North reported six deaths in - two in Chiang Rai and one each in Phrae, Phichit, Phitsanulok and Phayao.

The Northeast saw seven new fatalities - two each in Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Ratchasima and Udon Thani and one in Kalasin.

The South had one new death in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,477,052 Covid-19 cases, including 2,253,617 this year, with 4,421,528 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,262 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,564 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 564,928 in 24 hours to 537.15 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,558 to 6.32 million.

The United States had the most cases at 86.96 million, up 98,909, and the most deaths at 1.03 million, up 368.

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