2,140 new Covid inpatients, 35 more deaths

2,140 new Covid inpatients, 35 more deaths

About 1,000 people gather to receive rice and dried foods during a merit-making ceremony held by Ruamkusol Foundation in Samut Prakan province on Aug 3, 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
About 1,000 people gather to receive rice and dried foods during a merit-making ceremony held by Ruamkusol Foundation in Samut Prakan province on Aug 3, 2022. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

There were 35 more Covid-19 deaths and 2,140 new cases admitted to hospitals on Friday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

This compared with 33 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,455 patients on Thursday, as reported on Friday.

As of midnight Friday, a total of 21,791 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 21,584 the previous day), including 11,157 in hospitals (up from 11,015). Of the remainder, 227 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 208) and 10,324 in home/community isolation (up from 10,256), while 83 others were not specified. 

Of those in hospitals, 912 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 920) and 482 were dependent on ventilators (up from 477).

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 35 new deaths were aged from 23 to 97 years old with an average age of 70. There were 19 men and 16 women, all Thais. 

Bangkok reported four new fatalities, and there were three more deaths in the adjacent provinces - two in Samut Prakan and one in and Samut Sakhon.

Other provinces in the Central Plains saw 10 new deaths – five in Saraburi,  two in Nakhon Sawan and one each in Chon Buri, Rayong and Nakhon Nayok.

The Northeast had five new deaths – two in Khon Kaen and one each in Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Surin.

The North logged eight fatalities – four in Chiang Mai, two in Lampang and one each in Tak and Phrae.

The South reported five new deaths – two each in Phuket and Pattani and one in Surat Thani.

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The 24-hour period also saw 1,898 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Of the 2,140 new cases over the 24 hours, there were 2,132 cases in the general population, seven among prison inmates and one imported case.

From July 31 to Aug 6, 235,753 people tested positive for Covid-19 via antigen tests. That pointed to 33,679 new Covid-19 cases daily on average over the seven-day period.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 142.16 million doses administered as of Friday.

The CCSA reported that 82.2% of the population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 77.1% at least two shots and 45.1% at least one booster shot.

On Friday alone,  61,920 vaccine doses were administered — 6,633 as a first shot, 11,678 as a second shot and 43,609 as a booster shot.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,618,652 Covid-19 cases, including 2,395,217 this year, with 4,565,063 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,663 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,100 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 734,966 in 24 hours to 594.04 million. The worldwide death toll went up by  1,956 to 6.45 million. T

The United States had the most cases at 94.64 million, up 85,116.

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