764 new Covid inpatients, 14 more deaths

764 new Covid inpatients, 14 more deaths

A woman receives a Covid-19 jab at the vaccination centre inside Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok, on Thursday. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)
A woman receives a Covid-19 jab at the vaccination centre inside Bang Sue Grand Station, Bangkok, on Thursday. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The country registered 764 new inpatients admitted to hospitals and 14 more Covid-19 related fatalities, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

This compared with 837 patients and 12 deaths reported on Friday.

All new infections were local cases.

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 14 new deaths were aged from 36 to 97 years old. with the average age of 87. They were five men and nine women, all Thais.

Bangkok saw four new fatalities, and there was one more death in the adjacent province of Pathum Thani.  

Other provinces in the Central Plains reported eight new deaths – three in Chon Buri and one each in Rayong, Sa Kaeo, Sing Buri, Ang Thong and Saraburi.

The North had one new death in Nan. The Northeast and the South reported no deaths.

Screenshot from https://epidemic-stats.com/coronavirus/thailand

The 24-hour period saw 969 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 143.1 million doses administered as of Friday. 

The CCSA reported that 82.4% of the population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 77.3% at least two shots and 46.0% at least one booster shot.

On Friday alone, 21,734 vaccine doses were administered — 2,747 as a first shot, 4,908 as a second shot and 14,079 as a booster shot.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,672,910 Covid-19 cases, including 2,449,475 cases this year, with 4,630,365 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 32,617 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 10,919 so far this year.

The highest number of Covid-related fatalities in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on Aug 13, 2021. The highest number of cases was 28,379 on April 1, 2022.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 471,831 in 24 hours to 616.53 million.  The worldwide death toll went up by 1,663 to 6.52 million.

The United States had the most cases at 97.48m, up 39,301.


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