2,461 new Covid inpatients, 28 more deaths

2,461 new Covid inpatients, 28 more deaths

A man receives vaccination for Covid-19 at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. (Photo: Covid-19 Information Centre).
A man receives vaccination for Covid-19 at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. (Photo: Covid-19 Information Centre).

There were 28 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,461 new patients admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday.

This compared with 29 coronavirus-related fatalities and 1,508 patients on Monday, as reported on Tuesday.

As of midnight Tuesday, a total of 19,902 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 19,712 the previous day), including 10,847 in hospitals (up from 10,791). Of the remainder, 221 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 218) and 8,758 in home/community isolation (up from 8,630).

Of those in hospitals, 943 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 965) and 511 dependent on ventilators (up from 501).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,243 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

The  2,461 new Covid-19 patients comprised 2,451 from the general population, nine prison inmates and one imported case.

The 28 people who died were aged from 21 to 96 years. There as one foreigner, from Myanmar.

Bangkok logged four more deaths and there were seven in the adjacent provinces of Samut Prakan (4), Nonthaburi (2) and Pathum Thani (1).

Other central plains provinces further from the capital reported 10 deaths - four in Chon Buri, two each in Chachoengsao and Ratchaburi and one each in Rayong and Sing Buri.

The North reported three more deaths - in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phitchit.

The Northeast had three more coronavirus-related fatalities - in Khon Kaen, Surin and Nakhon Ratchasima.

The South had one, in Yala.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,626,057 Covid-19 cases, including 2,402,622 this year, with 4,574,240 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,915 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,217 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 512,404 in 24 hours to 596.93 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,456 to 6.46 million.

The United States had the most cases at 94.87 million, up 54,190, and the most deaths at 1.06 million, up 262.

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