2,253 new Covid cases, 34 more deaths

2,253 new Covid cases, 34 more deaths

A child receives a Covid-19 shot at Central Westgate shopping mall in Nonthaburi on Thursday. The service is for 5-11-year-olds and is available in the province from 10am to 3pm every Thursday this month. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill).
A child receives a Covid-19 shot at Central Westgate shopping mall in Nonthaburi on Thursday. The service is for 5-11-year-olds and is available in the province from 10am to 3pm every Thursday this month. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill).

There were 34 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,253 new cases admitted to hospitals on Thursday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday.

This compared with 29 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,166 patients on Wednesday, as reported on Thursday.

As of midnight Thursday, a total of 21,113 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 21,377 the previous day), including 11,908 in hospitals (up from 11,731). Of the remainder, 241 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 262) and 8,895 in home/community isolation (down from 9,356).

Of those in hospitals, 911 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (up from 905) and 482 dependent on ventilators (up from 476).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,483 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Among 2,253 new patients over the past 24 hours, there were 2,248 cases in the general population and five among prison inmates.

The 34 people who died were aged from 33 to 95 years and included a Dutch.

Bangkok logged three new deaths and there five new fatalities in the adjacent provinces of Samut Prakan (four) and Nakhon Pathom (one).

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had 12 new deaths - two each in Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao and one each in Chon Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Phetchaburi.

The North reported two deaths in Lampang and Chiang Mai.

The Northeast saw 10 new fatalities - three each in Udon Thani and Roi Et and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Si Sa Ket and Sakon Nakhon.

The South had two new deaths in Surat Thani.

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

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,600,978 Covid-19 cases, including 2,377,543 this year, with 4,548,339 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,526 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 9,828 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 799,008 in 24 hours to 586.57 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,795 to 6.43 million.

The United States had the most cases at 93.74 million, up 86,309, and the most deaths at 1.06 million, up 311.


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