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2,299 new Covid cases, 18 deaths announced on Thursday

Busy scenes return to Bangkok's Sukhumvit Soi Nana as the government eased Covid-19 controls at entertainment venues to boost the economy.  (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

Busy scenes return to Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi Nana as the government eased Covid-19 controls at entertainment venues to boost the economy. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

The country registered 18 more Covid-19 deaths and 2,299 new cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Thursday morning.

Wednesday’s numbers did not include 3,955 positive antigen test results. This would bring the total to 6,254.

The previous day, 19 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,387 new cases were reported.

A total of 21,650 people were being treated for Covid-19 on Wednesday (up from 21,152 the previous day), including 10,412 in hospitals (up from 10,279). Among the remainder were 1,091 in field hospital/hospital facilities (previously 977) and 9,976 in home/community isolation (previously 9,726).

Of those in the hospital, 602 were critically ill patients with pneumonia (out of 608) and 280 were on ventilators (out of 290).

In the 24 hours, 1,783 patients were also discharged from hospitals after recovering.

All but 10 of the 2,299 new cases found in the past 24 hours were in the general population. Five prisoners and five newcomers from other countries also tested positive.

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

According to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 18 deceased were between 34 and 87 years old.

Bangkok did not record any new deaths, but there were two new deaths in the adjacent provinces of Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon.

Other central plain provinces farther from the capital had four new deaths – two in Chon Buri and one each in Sa Kaeo and Suphan Buri.

The North reported two deaths in Lamphun and Chiang Rai.

There were 10 new fatalities in the Northeast – three in Nakhon Ratchasima, two in Si Sa Ket and one each in Yasothon, Sakon Nakhon, Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Phanom.

The South had no new deaths.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, there have been 4,507,228 Covid-19 cases, including 2,283,793 this year, with 4,455,035 full recoveries to date.

The cumulative death toll since the pandemic began is 30,543, including 8,845 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 724,039 to 546.63 million in 24 hours. The global death toll rose by 1,519 to 6.34 million.

The United States had the most cases at 88.44 million, up 93,837, and the most deaths at 1.04 million, up 390.

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