The country registered 18 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,299 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.
Wednesday’s figures did not include 3,955 positive results from antigen tests. This would raise the total to 6,254.
There were 19 coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,387 new cases reported on the previous day.
As of Wednesday, a total of 21,650 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment (up from 21,152 on the previous day), including 10,412 in hospitals (up from 10,279). Among the remainder, 1,091 were in field hospitals/hospitel facilities (up from 977) and 9,976 in home/community isolation (up from 9,726).
Of those in hospital, 602 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation (down from 608) and 280 dependent on ventilators (down from 290).
The 24-hour period also saw 1,783 patients discharged from hospitals after recovering.
All but 10 of the 2,299 new cases found during the previous 24 hours were among the general population. Five prisoners and five new arrivals from other countries also tested positive.
Other central plains provinces further 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.
The Northeast saw 10 new fatalities – 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 started in early 2020, there have been 4,507,228 Covid-19 cases, including 2,283,793 this year, with 4,455,035 complete recoveries to date.
The accumulated death toll stood at 30,543 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 8,845 so far this year.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 724,039 in 24 hours to 546.63 million. The worldwide death toll went up 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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