2,143 new Covid inpatients, 29 more deaths

2,143 new Covid inpatients, 29 more deaths

Covid-19 vaccination at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul).
Covid-19 vaccination at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul).

There were 29 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,143 new patients admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Thursday.

This compared with 28 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,461 patients on Tuesday, as reported on Wednesday.

As of midnight Wednesday, a total of 19,993 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 19,902 the previous day), including 9,380 in hospitals (down from 10,847). Of the remainder, 238 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 221) and 9,066 in home/community isolation (up from 8,758).

Of those in hospitals, 881 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (down from 943) and 458 dependent on ventilators (down from 511).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,023 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Of the 2,143 new Covid-19 patients,  2,019 werer in the general population, 33 among prison inmates and one was imported.

The 29 people who died were aged from 59 to 93 years.

Bangkok logged seven new deaths and there were seven in the adjacent provinces of Samut Prakan (3), Nonthaburi (1) and Pathum Thani (3).

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had seven more deaths - two each in Lop Buri and Chon Buri and one each in Rayong, Chanthaburi and Phetchaburi.

The North reported two deaths - in Chiang Mai and Lamphun.

The Northeast had two more coronavirus-related fatalities, in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The South had four - in Nakhon Si Thammarat (2), Trang (1) and Songkhla (1).

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,628,200 Covid-19 cases, including 2,404,765 this year, with 4,576,263 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,944 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,246 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 825,360 in 24 hours to 597.94 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 2,219 to 6.46 million.

The United States had the most cases at 95.06 million, up 87,108, and the most deaths at 1.06 million, up 461.

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