2,110 new Covid inpatients, 27 more deaths

2,110 new Covid inpatients, 27 more deaths

A health official shows bottle of a liquid favipiravir preparation developed by the Queen Sirikit National Institute for Child Health to treat children with Covid-19. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu).
A health official shows bottle of a liquid favipiravir preparation developed by the Queen Sirikit National Institute for Child Health to treat children with Covid-19. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu).

There were 27 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,110 new patients admitted to hospitals on Thursday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday.

This compared with 29 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,143 patients on Wednesday, as reported on Thursday.

As of midnight Thursday, a total of 20,048 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 19,993 the previous day), including 10,556 in hospitals (up from 9,380). Of the remainder, 236 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 238) and 9,147 in home/community isolation (up from 9,066).

Of those in hospitals, 853 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (down from 881) and 436 dependent on ventilators (down from 458).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,028 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

All the 2,110 new patients were local cases.

The 27 people who died over the past 24 hours were aged from 36 to 94 years and included a Briton and a Myanmar national.

Bangkok logged eight more deaths and there were four in the adjacent provinces of Samut Prakan (2) and Pathum Thani (2).

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had eight deaths - three in Chon Buri, two in Sing Buri and one each in Lop Buri, Chachoengsao and Prachin Buri.

The North reported three - in Chiang Mai (2) and Tak (1).

The Northeast had one more fatality, in Nong Khai.

The South had three coronavirus-related deaths - in Nakhon Si Thammarat (2) and Trang (1).

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said weekly fatalities rose slightly to 236 in the Aug 7-13 period (the 32nd week of this year), up from 195 in the 22nd  week.

The number of new cases stood at 31,148 daily in the 32nd week, and most of them had mild symptoms, he said.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,630,310 Covid-19 cases, including 2,406,875 this year, with 4,578,291 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 31,971 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,273 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 788,865 in 24 hours to 598.84 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,950 to 6.47 million.

The United States had the most cases at 95.19 million, up 68,979, and the most deaths at 1.06 million, up 264.



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