1,191 new Covid inpatients, 20 more deaths

1,191 new Covid inpatients, 20 more deaths

A trainer instructs a pet dog to stay silent during a talent show in Bangkok on Thursday,  when the country reported 1,191 new Covid-19 patients and 20 more related fatalities. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
A trainer instructs a pet dog to stay silent during a talent show in Bangkok on Thursday, when the country reported 1,191 new Covid-19 patients and 20 more related fatalities. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

There were 20 more Covid-19 fatalities and 1,191 new patients admitted to hospitals on Thursday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday.

This compared with 19 coronavirus-related fatalities and 1,587 patients on Wednesday, as reported on Thursday.

As of midnight Thursday, a total of 13,905 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 14,061 the previous day), including 7,502 in hospitals (down from 7,732). Of the remainder, 129 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 158) and 6,264 in home/community isolation (up from 6,161).

Of those in hospitals, 697 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (up from 692) and 351 dependent on ventilators (down from 356).

As of Friday the daily averages over a 14-day period were - 1,595 new patients, down from 1,857 as of Aug 27 figures; 697 seriously ill patients, down from 766; 351 dependent on ventilators, down from 375; and 24 coronavirus-related deaths, down from 28.

The 24-hour period also saw 1,327 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

The 1,191 new patients were all local cases.

The 20 people who died were aged from 44 to 98 years and included an American.

Bangkok logged three more coronavirus-related deaths and there were two in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital reported four deaths - in Samut Songkhram, Lop Buri, Nakhon Sawan and Chanthaburi.

The North reported four more  - two each in Chiang Mai and Phichit.

The Northeast had five - two in Nakhon Phanom and one each in Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum.

The South had two more deaths - in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,665,347 Covid-19 cases, including 2,441,912 this year, with 4,618,939 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 32,503 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,805 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 494,361 in 24 hours to 612.52 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,587 to 6.51 million.

The United States had the most cases at 96.96 million, up 46,661, and the most deaths at 1.07 million, up 287.


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