2,501 new Covid cases, 28 more deaths

2,501 new Covid cases, 28 more deaths

Parkgoers listen to the music played by a band at Benjakitti Park in Khlong Toei district, Bangkok, on Friday. The Royal Thai Army is sponsoring the event, as the country eases Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Parkgoers listen to the music played by a band at Benjakitti Park in Khlong Toei district, Bangkok, on Friday. The Royal Thai Army is sponsoring the event, as the country eases Covid-19 restrictions. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The country registered 2,501 more Covid-19 cases and 28 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

This compared with 2,836 new cases and 24 coronavirus-related fatalities reported on Friday morning.

The new case numbers did not include 3,808 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 6,309.

The 24-hour period also saw 2,917 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

As of midnight Friday, a total of 24,112 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 24,556 the previous day), including 12,036 in hospitals (down from 12,267). Among the remainder, 1,953 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 1,959) and 9,933 in home/community isolation (down from 10,118) while 190 others were not specified.

Of those in hospital, 639 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (down from 673) and 312 were dependent on ventilators (down from 330).

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), 28 people who died were between 34 and 97 years old with the average age of 72. They were 14 men and 14 women, all Thais.

Bangkok reported no more coronavirus-related deaths. However, there were three in the adjacent provinces – two in Samut Prakan and one in Nonthaburi.

Other provinces in the Central Plains reported eight deaths – three in Nakhon Sawan, two in Chachoengsao and one each in Rayong, Lop Buri and Suphan Buri.

The Northest reported 15 fataliites – three each in Udon Thani and Nakhon Phanom, two each in Ubon Ratchathani and Chaiyaphum and one each in Loei, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Nong Khai and Sakon Nakhon.

The North saw two deaths in Lampang. The South had no new deaths.

The new infections announced Saturday comprised 2,500 in the general population and one among prison inmates. There were no imported cases..

Of the new infections in the general population, 2,499 were confirmed at hospitals and one via mass testing.

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

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,482,389 Covid-19 cases, including 2,258,954 cases this year, with 4,427,963 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,314 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,616 so far this year.

The highest number of Covid-related fatalities in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on Aug 13, 2021. The highest number of cases was 28,379 on April 1, 2022.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 529,850 in 24 hours to  539.81 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,273 to 6.32 million.

The United States had the most cases at 87.24 million, up 93,870.


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