2,508 new Covid cases, 17 more deaths

2,508 new Covid cases, 17 more deaths

People visit the Siam Walking Street Fest at Bangkok's shopping area of Siam Square on Friday. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)
People visit the Siam Walking Street Fest at Bangkok's shopping area of Siam Square on Friday. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The country registered 17 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,508 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

This compared with the 16 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,354 new cases reported on Friday morning.

The new case numbers did not include 3,489 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 5,997.

All 2,508 cases over the previous 24 hours were among the general population. 

As of Friday, a total of 24,723 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 24,115 the previous day), including 10,149 in hospitals (down from 10,415). Among the remainder, 1,134 were in field hospitals or hospitel facilities (down from 1,241) and 13,428 in home/community isolation (up from 12,431) while 12 others were not specified.

Of those in hospital, 675 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 690), and 288 were dependent on ventilators (up from 286).

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday afternoon that the 17 people who died were aged from 52 to 90 with the average age of 75. They were seven men and 10 men. By nationality, fifteen were Thais, one Japanese and one Swiss.

Bangkok reported two new coronavirus-related deaths, and there was one in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other provinces in the Central Plains further from the capital saw five new deaths – three in Ratchaburi and one each in Samut Songkhram and Trat.

The Northeast reported four new fatalities – in Kalasin, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and Ubon Ratchathani.

The North had three – two in Kamphaeng Phet and one in Lampang.

The South reported two new deaths – in Phuket and Yala.

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

The 24-hour period also saw 1,883 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 139.89 million doses administered as of Friday. 81.9% of the population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 76.5% at least two shots and 42.7% at least one booster shot, according to the CCSA.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,527,777 Covid-19 cases, including 2,304,342 this year, with 4,472,373 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,681 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,983 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 726,276 in 24 hours to 553.56 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,370 to 6.35 million.

The United States had the most cases at 89.50 million, up 102,788.

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


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