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Covid 19 UPDATE THAILAND

The country registered 58 more Covid-19 fatalities and 8,450 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

This compared with the 62 coronavirus-related fatalities and 7,705 new cases reported on Friday morning.

The new case numbers did not include 10,467 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 18,917.

As of midnight Friday, a total of 93,840 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 97,672 the previous day), including 27,597 in hospitals (down from 29,275). Of the remainder, 10,869 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 11,987) and 54,971 in home/community isolation (down from 56,033) while 403 others were not specified.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday afternoon that the figures of seriously ill patients with lung inflammation and those who were dependent on ventilators were not available for the time being as the co-ward system was still being updated.

The 24-hour period also saw 12,224 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Accoding to the CCSA, the 58 new fatalities were aged from 25 to 98 years with the average age of 76. They were 33 men and 25 women. By nationality, there were 56 Thais, one Australian and one Myanmar national.

Bangkok saw two new coronavirus-related deaths. In the adjacent provinces, two deaths were reported in Nakhon Pathom and one each in Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan.

Other provinces in the Central Plains reported 21 deaths – three each in Ratchaburi and Trat and two each in Nakhon Nayok, Chon Buri, Lop Buri and Nakhon Sawan and one each in Saraburi, Uthai Thani, Chachoengsao, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi.

The Northeast logged 20 fatalities – four in Si Sa Ket, three reach in Nakhon Ratchasima and Nakhon Phanom, two each in Kalasin, Roi Et and Ubon Ratchathani and one each in Loei, Surin, Khon Kaen and Mukdahan.

The North saw eight deaths – three each in Chiang Mai and Lamphang and one each in Tak and Kamphaeng Phet. 

The South reported three new deaths, in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla and Narathiwat.

The new infections announced Saturday comprised 8,409 in the general population, 37 among prison inmates and four in arrivals from other countries.

Of the new infections in the general population, 8,380 were confirmed at hospitals and 29 via mass testing.

Bangkok continued to report the most daily cases at 2,268, followed by 299 in Si Sa Ket, 280 in Buri Ram, 274 in Surin, 263 in Khon Kaen, 260 in Chon Buri, 255 in Samut Prakan, 185 in Maha Sarakham, 182 in Ubon Ratchathani and 168 in Nonthaburi.

As for the imported cases, three came from Japan and one from South Korea.

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

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 134.40 million doses administered as of Friday. 81.0% of the population have now received one dose of the vaccine and 74.1% have received two shots, while 38.1% have got a booster shot.

On Friday alone, 181,959 vaccine doses were administered — 22,890 as a first shot, 74,098 as a second shot and 84,971 as a booster shot. 

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,316,769 Covid-19 cases, including 2,093,334 this year, with 4,193,895 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 29,034 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 7,336 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 497,045  in 24 hours to 516.45 million The worldwide death toll went up by 1,946  to 6.27 million.

The United States had the most cases at 83.53 million, up 77,116 and the most deaths at 1.02 million, up 291.

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