1,761 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths

published :
28 Jun 2022 at 07:46

28 Jun 2022 at 15:19

Cabin crew members pose for a selfie after arriving on a flight at Suvarnabhumi airport on Monday. With most entry rules to be lifted on July 1, the air travel recovery is expected to accelerate in the second half of the year. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Thailand recorded 13 coronavirus-related deaths during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning, the fewest since Feb 7 this year, along with 1,761 confirmed new infections.

By comparison, 15 coronavirus-related fatalities and 1,735 new cases were announced on Monday morning.

Among the 1,761 new cases over the previous 24 hours, 1,757 were in the general population and four among arrivals from other countries.

Monday’s figures did not include 2,151 positive results from antigen tests. This would raise the total to 3,912.

As of Monday, a total of 22,458 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (down from 22,895 on the previous day), including 10,499 in hospitals (down from 10,520). Among the remainder, 1,150 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 1,035) and 10,776 in home/community isolation (down from 11,306).

Of those in hospital, 638 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (up from 610) and 290 dependent on ventilators (up from 286).

The 24-hour period also saw 2,185 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.

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

According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the 13 people who died were aged from 57 to 91 years and included a French.

Bangkok logged no new deaths but there was one fatality in the adjacent province of Samut Prakan.

Other central plains provinces further from the capital had three new deaths – in Chon Buri (2) and Prachin Buri (1).

The North reported three deaths in Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet and Lamphun.

The Northeast saw five new fatalities – two in Sakon Nakhon and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Loei and Ubon Ratchathani.

The South had one new death in Phuket.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,517,651 Covid-19 cases, including 2,294,216 this year, with 4,464,573 complete recoveries to date.

The accumulated death toll stood at 30,620 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,922 so far this year.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 366,742 in 24 hours to 549.67 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 759 to 6.35 million.

The United States had the most cases at 88.91 million, up 52,403, and the most deaths at 1.04 million, up 80.