1,784 new Covid cases, 18 additional deaths

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Hundreds of people take part in a yoga session at the Prasarnmit campus of Srinakharinwirot University, organized by the Indian Embassy to mark the 8th International Day of Yoga on Sunday. Many participants still chose to wear protective masks. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

There were 1,784 other cases of Covid-19 and 18 deaths recorded on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Monday.

That compares with 1,892 new cases and 22 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, reported Sunday morning.

There were 1,783 local cases and one imported case.

On Sunday, 2,166 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Sunday’s figures, reported Monday, did not include 2,345 positive antigen test results in the past 24 hours. That would bring the total to 4,129.

As of midnight on Sunday, a total of 20,911 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment, including 10,396 in hospitals. The rest included those in hospital facilities (1,077) and in home/community isolation (9,261), according to the daily update released by the Department of Disease Control.

Of those hospitalized, 619 were critically ill with lung inflammation and 299 were dependent on ventilators.

According to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, the 18 people who died ranged in age from 43 to 99 with an average age of 85. All were Thais.

Bangkok recorded one more death. There were none in the adjacent provinces.

Seven other central plains provinces further from the capital have recorded a coronavirus-related death – Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Ang Thong, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Rayong and Phetchaburi.

The North reported two deaths, in Chiang Mai and Kamphaeng Phet.

The northeast reported seven deaths – three in Yosothon, two in Nakhon Ratchasima and one in Khon Kaen and Maha Sarakham.

The South has one death, in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Vaccinations continued to rise, with 139.15 million doses administered on Sunday. The government said 81.8% of the population have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, 76.2% at least two injections and 42.0% at least one booster injection.

On Sunday, 40,906 doses of vaccine were administered – 2,740 in the first injection, 6,027 in the second and 32,139 booster doses.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 258,753 in 24 hours to 544.29 million. The global death toll rose by 563 to 6.34 million.

Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, there have been 4,500,828 cases of Covid-19 in Thailand, including 2,277,393 cases this year, with 4,449,432 full recoveries so far.

Thailand’s cumulative death toll stands at 30,485 since the start of the pandemic, including 8,782 so far this year.

The highest number of Covid-related deaths in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on August 13, 2021. The highest number of cases was 28,379 on April 1, 2022.

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