1,902 new Covid inpatients, 29 more deaths
published : 20 Aug 2022 at 13:06
updated: 20 Aug 2022 at 13:07
writer: Online Reporters
There were 29 more Covid-19 fatalities and 1,902 new patients admitted to hospitals on Friday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.
This compared with 27 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,110 patients on Thursday, as reported on Friday.
As of midnight Friday, a total of 19,935 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 20,048 the previous day), including 10,355 in hospitals (down from 10,556). Of the remainder, 244 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 236) and 9,227 in home/community isolation (up from 9,147) and 109 others were not specified.
Of those in hospitals, 873 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (up from 853) and 441 were dependent on ventilators (up from 436).
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported that the 29 new fatalities were aged from 55 to 95 years old. There were 15 men and 14 women, all Thais.
Bangkok had five new deaths, and there were four more fatalities in the adjacent provinces — three in Samut Prakan and one in Pathum Thani.
Other provinces in the Central Plains had five new deaths — two in Lop Buri and one each in Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri and Chachoengsao.
The Northeast saw seven deaths — three In Nakhon Ratchasima, two in Roi Et and one each in Khon Kaen and Yasothon.
The North reported three new fatalities — on each in Chiang Mai, Tak and Lamphun.
The South logged five deaths — four in Nakhon Si Thammarat and one in Phuket.
Screenshot from https://epidemic-stats.com/coronavirus/thailand
The 24-hour period also saw 1,986 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.
All the 1,902 new patients were local cases.
From Aug 7 to 13, 218,042 people tested positive for Covid-19 via antigen tests. That pointed to 31,148 new Covid-19 cases daily on average over the seven-day period.
Vaccinations continued to progress, with 142.36 million doses administered as of Friday. The CCSA reported that 82.3% of the population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 77.1% at least two shots and 45.3% at least one booster shot.
On Friday alone, 38,846 vaccine doses were administered — 3,982 as a first shot, 9,455 as a second shot and 25,409 as a booster shot.
Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,632,212 Covid-19 cases, including 2,408,777 this year, with 4,580,277 complete recoveries to date.
The accumulated death toll stood at 32,000 since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, including 10,302 so far this year.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 743,075 in 24 hours to 599.70 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,969 to 6.46 million.
The United States had the most cases at 95.32 million, up 75,697.