2,381 new Covid cases, 35 more deaths

2,381 new Covid cases, 35 more deaths

People wait for Covid-19 vaccination at Central Westgate shopping mall in Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi province, on Thursday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
People wait for Covid-19 vaccination at Central Westgate shopping mall in Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi province, on Thursday. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

There were 35 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,381 new cases admitted to hospitals on Friday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

This compared with 34 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,253 patients on Thursday, as reported on Friday.

As of midnight Friday, a total of 21,250 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 21,113 the previous day), including 11,391 in hospitals (down from 11,908). Of the remainder, 262 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 241) and 9,528 in home/community isolation (up from 8,895), while 69 others were not specified.

Of those in hospitals, 910 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 911) and 471 dependent on ventilators (down from 482).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,209 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Among 2,381 new patients over the past 24 hours, there were 2,377 cases in the general population and four among prison inmates.

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 35 new deaths were aged from one to 94 years old. There were 21 men and 14 women, all Thais.

Bangkok saw six new fatalities, and there were six more deaths in the adjacent provinces of Pathum Thani (three), Samut Prakan (two) and Nonthaburi (one).

Other provinces in the Central Plains had 13 deaths – two each in Chon Buri, Rayong, Chachoengsao and Phetchaburi and one each in Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Samut Songkhram, Ayutthaya and Saraburi. 

The Northeast reported eight deaths – three each in Maha Sarakham and Nakhon Ratchasima and one each in Nong Bua Lam Phu and Kalasin.

The North saw one death in Lamphang and the South also had one death in Krabi.

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

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 141.81 million doses administered as of Saturday.

The CCSA reported that 82.2% of the population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 77.0% at least two shots and 44.7% at least one booster shot.

On Friday alone, 52,095 vaccine doses were administered — 5,444 as a first shot, 10,303 as a second shot and 36,348 as a booster shot.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,603,358 Covid-19 cases, including 2,379,924 this year, with 4,550,548 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,561 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 9,863 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 794,544 in 24 hours to 587.83 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,953 to 6.43 million.

The United States had the most cases at 93.86 million, up 89,240.

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