1,679 new Covid patients, 23 more deaths

1,679 new Covid patients, 23 more deaths

A large number of people wait for Covid-19 vaccinations at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Monday, when the country logged 1,679 new Covid-19 cases admitted to hospital and 23 new fatalities related to the disease. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)
A large number of people wait for Covid-19 vaccinations at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Monday, when the country logged 1,679 new Covid-19 cases admitted to hospital and 23 new fatalities related to the disease. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

The country registered 23 more Covid-19 fatalities and 1,679 new cases admitted for medical treatment during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning.

This compared with the 24 coronavirus-related fatalities and 1,811 new cases admitted to hospital reported on Monday morning.

All 1,679 new infections were transmitted inside Thailand.

Although the number appears to be the lowest for more than a year, the government is now defining new cases as only those that require admission to a medical facility. 

(Screenshot from https://covid19.who.int/region/searo/country/th)

As of Monday, a total of 23,617 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 24,076 on the previous day), including 10,197 in hospitals (down from 10,255).

Among the remainder, 878 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 909) and 12,511 in home/community isolation (down from 12,883).

On Monday, 2,115 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,548,533 Covid-19 cases, including 2,325,098 this year, with 4,494,034 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,882 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 9,184 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 406,725 in 24 hours to 561.58 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 962 to 6.37 million.

The United States had the most cases at 90.49 million, up 57,970, and the most deaths at 1.04 million, up 122.

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