Thailand logged 7,960 new Covid-19 cases and 53 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.
On Saturday, 6,950 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.
The four southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Pattaya, Songkhla and Yala – along with Nakhon Si Thammarat — accounted for 1,909 new cases, outnumbering the 1,226 detected in Greater Bangkok, according to Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) data compiled on Saturday and released on Sunday afternoon.
Songkhla had the most new transmissions in the southern provinces with 417 cases, most of them detected in Hat Yai, Muang and Na Thawi districts.
The CCSA said the southern region also registered 18 deaths including five in Nakhon Si Thammarat and three in Yala, while Bangkok came first with six fatalities.
In the northern region, Chiang Mai logged 429 new cases, down from 482 a day earlier, according to the latest figures of the provincial public health office on Sunday. Most of the new infections in the northern province were concentrated in factory and construction camp clusters, the northern office added.
Thailand also imported 11 new cases from other countries, led by six from Myanmar and two from Cambodia.
On Saturday, 98,367 people received Covid-19 treatment at hospitals, including 2,048 seriously ill patients and 449 dependent on ventilators.
Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,939,136 Covid-19 patients, 1,822,542 of whom have recovered to date.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,967,999 Covid-19 cases, with 1,849,968 complete recoveries so far.
The death toll stood at 19,570 during the third wave and 19,664 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The kingdom’s all-time 24-hour high of Covid-19 fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.