2,316 new Covid patients, 35 more deaths

2,316 new Covid patients, 35 more deaths

A health worker vaccinates a boy against Covid-19 in Nonthaburi province. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpatarasill).
A health worker vaccinates a boy against Covid-19 in Nonthaburi province. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpatarasill).

There were 35 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,316 new patients admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Thursday.

This compared with 32 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,335 patients on Tuesday, as reported on Wednesday.

As of midnight Wednesday, a total of 21,304 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 21,099 the previous day), including 11,168 in hospitals (down from 11,213). Of the remainder, 205 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 238) and 9,859 in home/community isolation (up from 9,609).

Of those in hospitals, 919 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 928) and 463 dependent on ventilators (down from 471).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,076 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Of the 2,316 new cases over the 24 hours, 2,306 were in the general population and 10 among prison inmates.

The 35 people who died were aged from one to 91 years and included two foreigners, from Myanmar and Japan.

Bangkok logged six more deaths and there were three in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital reported 10 deaths - two each in Chon Buri, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Uthai Thani one each in Rayong and Trat.

The North reported five coronavirus-related deaths- in Chiang Mai (3) and Sukhothai (2).

The Northeast reported eight - three each in Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen and one each in Sakon Nakhon and Loei.

The South had three more deaths - in Songkhla, Satun and Phuket.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,614,057 Covid-19 cases, including 2,390,622 this year, with 4,561,023 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,730 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,032 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 774,633 in 24 hours to 592.13 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,044 to 6.44 million.

The United States had the most cases at 94.35 million, up 95,530, and the most deaths at 1.06 million, up 429.

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