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There were 8,165 new Covid-19 cases and 55 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Monday morning.

There were 7,640 cases in the general population and 525 among prison inmates.

The number of new cases fell from 8,859 announced on Sunday, when the country also reorted 47 more deaths.

On Sunday, 9,574 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus disease.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,891,326 Covid-19 patients, 1,774,276 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,920,189 Covid-19 cases, with 1,801,702 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 19,166 during the third wave and 19,260 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Apisamai Srirangson, a spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said in the afternoon briefing that the 55 latest fatalities were aged 24 to 95 years.ad

Bangkok recorded 10 new deaths while a further three were reported in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan (3).

Other central plain provinces further from the capital recorded 15 more deaths – in Ratchaburi (5), Rayong (5), Chon Buri (1), Saraburi (2), Ayutthaya (1) and Chachoengsao (1).

The Northeast had eight new fatalities – in Chaiyaphum (3), Khon Kaen (1), Nakhon Ratchasima (1), Si Sa Ket (1), Udon Thani (1) and Ubon Ratchathani (1). 

The South reported 14 more deaths – in Satun (3), Phatthalung (3), Nakhon Si Thammarat (3), Surat Thani (2), Trang (1), Chumphon (1) and Phuket (1).

The North reported five fatalities – in Chiang Mai (2), Tak (2) and Chiang Rai (1).

“Today is the first time [recently] that no fatalities have been reported from the four southern border provinces,” Dr Apisamai said, referring to Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala.

The 8,165 new cases included 7,631 local infections and nine imported cases.

Of the local infections, 7,241 were confirmed at hospitals and 390 via mass testing.

Bangkok had 625 new cases, followed by 539 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 476 in Songkhla, 448 in Pattani, 378 in Chiang Mai, 351 in Narathiwat, 295 in Trang, 290 in Yala, 259 in Chon Buri and 249 in Samut Prakan.

“New cases are declining in all groups of provinces, including the four southern border provinces and Greater Bangkok where new cases formed 16% of the total,” Dr Apisamai said.

“However, the CCSA is worried about the traditional robe-giving festivals in October and November… Please strictly follow disease control measures.”

She also warned that new Covid cases were rising in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chiang Mai, Tak, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Khon Kaen provinces, contrary to the nationwide downtrend.

The nine imported cases were from the United States (1), Switzerland (1), Cambodia (4), Myanmar (2) and Singapore (1).

On Sunday 99,227 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 2,221 seriously ill patients and 494 dependent on ventilators.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 327,243 in 24 hours to 247.46 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 4,595 to 5.01 million.

The US had the most cases at 46.82 million, up 19,975, and the most deaths at 766,299, up 162

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