Forty-one Covid-19 deaths and 6,230 new cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the accumulated toll to 2,182 fatalities and 277,151 cases since the start of the pandemic
Since April 1, when the third Covid wave began, there have been 248,288 patients, 190,073 of whom have recovered. Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 277,151 cases, 217,499 of whom have recovered.
The death toll has reached 2,088 in the third wave and stands at 2,182 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.
In the past 24 hours, 3,159 patients were discharged from hospitals.
The 41 new fatalities, 21 of whom were men, were 30-88 years old, with an average age of 66. All of them were Thais, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said in its afternoon briefing. Thirty of those who died had hypertension and 23 had diabetes. Fourteen had caught the virus from family members.
Twenty-nine of the new fatalities were in Bangkok, while the rest were reported in surrounding provinces (3), the South (2), other provinces (6) and one in a prison.
The 6,230 new cases over the past 24 hours included 6,226 local infections and four imported cases. Of the local infections, 4,412 were confirmed at hospitals, 1,520 via mass testing and 294 at prisons.
Bangkok again logged the most new cases at 1,917, followed by 479 in Samut Prakan, 448 in Pathum Thani, 294 in Chon Buri, 277 in Samut Sakhon, 257 in Nonthaburi, 197 in Pattani, 172 in Songkhla, 169 in Nakhon Pathom and 159 in Yala.
The four imported cases were all Thai returnees, one each from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates and two from Cambodia.
Four provinces — Phangnga, Chai Nat, Bung Kan and Mae Hong Son — had zero cases on Saturday.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 434,758 to 183.85 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 8,280 to 3.97 million. The US had the most cases at 34.58 million, up 18,399. Thailand ranked 67th.