A woman gets alcohol gel from a dispenser at the Thamhin refugee camp in Suan Phueng district, Ratchaburi province, on Oct 25, 2021. (International Rescue Committee/Reuters photo)
Bangkok, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chon Buri, Samut Prakan report biggest case increases
The Covid-19 situation has slightly improved, with 3,132 new cases and 28 fatalities, down by 405 and 13, respectively, from the previous day, according to official data.
Of the new cases, 3,039 were in the general population and 33 among prison inmates.
On Friday, 3,278 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.
Since the pandemic started early last year, 2,188,629 people have contracted the coronavirus disease and 2,123,969 have recovered. All but 28,863 of the infections have occurred since April 1 of this year. A total of 21,261 people have died, all but 94 of them since April 1.
Vaccinations continued to progress, with 99.38 million doses administered as of Friday. People receiving the first dose made up 70% of the population while those getting the second dose accounted for 61.4% as of Friday, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)
The 28 new fatalities — 16 men and 12 women — were aged 41-93. All but one — a Myanmar national — were Thais.
Bangkok logged four more deaths while another three were reported in the adjacent provinces of Pathum Thani (2) and Samut Prakan (1).
Other central plains provinces further from the capital recorded four more deaths — one each in Chanthaburi, Rayong, Ratchaburi and Saraburi.
The Northeast saw three more fatalities — one each in Kalasin, Roi Et and Si Sa Ket.
The North reported five more fatalities — two in Phitsanulok and one each in Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Sawan and Lampang.
The South reported nine more deaths — two each in Trang and Phatthalung and one each in Pattani, Phuket, Songkhla, Satun and Surat Thani.
The 3,132 new cases comprised 3,102 local infections and 30 imported cases.
Of the local infections, 2,974 were confirmed at hospitals, 35 via mass testing and 93 at prisons.
Bangkok logged 550 Covid cases, down 28 from previous day, followed by 184 in Nakhon Si Thammarat (-24), 160 in Chon Buri (-6), 119 in Samut Prakan (-9), 114 in Songkhla (-23), 84 in Surat Thani (-5), 77 in Pattani (+3), 65 in Phatthalung (-12), 65 in Trang (+9), 59 in Chiang Mai (-6) and 59 in Nakhon Sawan (+23).
The 30 imported cases were from 16 countries: one each from Egypt, Norway, Sweden, Mongolia, Oman, Kenya, the United States, Denmark, Nigeria, Canada, the Netherlands and Brazil; two each from the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia and France and 12 from the United Kingdom.
On Friday, 43,305 people remained in hospitals, down 174 from the previous day. Of them, 956 were critically ill and 249 were dependent on ventilators.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 729,488 in 24 hours to 273.97 million. The worldwide death toll went up 7,036 to 5.36 million.
The US had the most cases at 51.61 million, up 163,707. Thailand ranked 24 th globally with 2.18 million cases.