1,735 new Covid cases, 15 more deaths

published :
27 Jun 2022 at 15:00

27 Jun 2022 at 15:15

Traditional dancers at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok performed before a large audience on Sunday, but chose to continue wearing face masks against Covid-19. The government made masks voluntary on Friday, but advised vulnerable and infected people, and people in crowded areas, to continue wearing them. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

There were 15 more Covid-19 fatalities and 1,735 confirmed new cases on Sunday, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Monday, as figures continued to fall.

Sunday’s figures did not include 2,425 positive results from antigen tests. This would raise the total to 4,160.

This compared with the 17 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,378 new cases reported the previous day.

As of midnight Sunday, a total of 22,895 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 23,313 the previous day), including 10,520 in hospitals (up from 10,479). Of the remainder, 1,035 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (down from 1,136) and 11,306 in home/community isolation (down from 11,654).

Of those in hospital, 610 were seriously ill with lung inflammation (up from 601) and 286 dependent on ventilators (down from 290).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,138 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

According to the CCSA, the 15 people who died were aged from 55 to 102 years.

Bangkok logged no new covid deaths. There was one in the adjacent province of Samut Sakhon.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had three deaths  – in Trat, Sa Kaeo and Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The North reported two deaths – in Lampang and Chiang Mai.

The Northeast had six coronoavirus-related fatalities – three in Nakhon Ratchasima and one each in Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon and Yasothon.

The South had three – in Phuket, Songkhla and Yala.

Of 1,735 new cases on Sunday, there were 1,734 in the general population and one arrival.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,515,890 Covid-19 cases, including 2,292,455 this year, with 4,462,388 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,607 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,909 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 287,388 in 24 hours to 549.00 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 499 to 6.35 million.

The United States had the most cases at 88.79 million, up 15,840, and the most deaths at 1.04 million, up nine.