2,272 new Covid cases, 23 more deaths

2,272 new Covid cases, 23 more deaths

Municipal workers clean Pathum Thani Food Market in Pathum Thani province to help limit the spread of Covid-19 on Friday. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)
Municipal workers clean Pathum Thani Food Market in Pathum Thani province to help limit the spread of Covid-19 on Friday. (Photo: Apichit Jinakul)

The country registered 23 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,272 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

This compared with the 19 coronavirus-related fatalities and 1,967 new cases reported on Friday morning.

The new case numbers did not include 3,071 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 6,072.

The new infections announced Saturday comprised 2,264 in the general population, two among prison inmates and six in arrivals from other countries.

As of Friday, a total of 21,315 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 21,030 the previous day), including 10,475 in hospitals (down from 10,928). Among the remainder, 1,024 were in field hospitals or hospitel facilities (down from 1,247) and 9,635 in home/community isolation (up from 8,674) while 282 others were not specified.

Of those in hospital, 593 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (down from 598) and 282 dependent on ventilators (down from 288).

The 24-hour period also saw 1,964 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the 19 people who died were aged 47 to 93 years with the average age of 77. They were 14 men and nine women, all Thais.

Bangkok reported four more coronvirus-related deaths, and there were no deaths in the adjacent provinces.

Other provinces in the Central Plains saw 13 deaths – five in Ratchaburi, two each in Lop Buri and Nakhon Nayok and one each in Trat, Rayong, Samut Songkhram and Phetchaburi.

The Northeast had four new deaths – one each in Ubon Ratchathani, Loei, Roi Et and Yasothon.

The North saw one death in Lampang. The South also had one death in Chumphon.

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

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 138.97 million doses administered as of Friday. 81.8% of the population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 76.2% at least two shots and 41.8% at least one booster shot.

On Friday alone, 63,142 vaccine doses were administered — 8,345 as a first shot, 16,548 as a second shot and 38,249 as a booster shot.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,497,152 Covid-19 cases, including 2,273,717 this year, with 4,445,392 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,445 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,74745 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 494,590 in 24 hours to 543.68 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,056 to 6.33 million. 

The United States had the most cases at 87.96 million, up 81,733.


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