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Thailand Covid 19 UPDATE

The country registered 30 more Covid-19 fatalities and 3,001 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

This compared with the 32 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,976 new cases reported on Friday morning.

The new case numbers did not include 3,187 positive results from antigen tests over the previous 24 hours, which would raise the total to 6,188.

As of Friday, a total of 34,056 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 34,898 the previous day), including 14,841 in hospitals (down from 15,120). Among the remainder, 2,694 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 2,647) and 16,300 in home/community isolation (down from 16,919) while 221 others were not specified.

The 24-hour period also saw 3,813 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

Screenshot from https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand/

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday afternoon that the 30 people who died were aged from 42 to 93. They were 15 men and 15 women. All but one, an American, were Thais.

Bangkok reported one death and there was another fatality in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other provinces in the Central Plains logged 13 deaths – four in Suphan Buri, two in Lop Buri and one each in Uthai Thani, Sing Buri, Ayutthaya, Chon Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri and Phetchaburi. 

The Northeast saw 15 coronavirus-related deaths – five in Yasothon, two each in Roi Et, Surin and Amnat Chaoren and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.

No deaths were reported in the North and the South. 

The new infections announced Saturday comprised 2,990 in the general population and 11 among prison inmates. There were no imported cases.

Of the new infections in the general population, all 2,990 cases were confirmed at hospitals.

Vaccinations continued to progress, with 138.10 million doses administered as of Friday. 81.6% of the population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 75.9% at least two shots and 41.0% at least one booster shot, according to the CCSA.

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

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,463,557 Covid-19 cases, including 2,240,122 this year, with 4,399,358 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,143 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,445 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 521,382 in 24 hours to 534.75 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 1,161 to 6.31 million.

The United States had the most cases at 86.45 million, up 103,221.

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