CCSA Says Severe Covid-19 Case Figures Still Decreasing

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) clarified that the number of seriously ill patients and deaths has not increased even though health authorities reported rising new coronavirus cases.

On Thursday, CCSA spokesman Sumanee Watcharasin said the country’s number of sick patients and fatalities had been steadily declining.

According to Dr. Sumanee, the hospital bed occupancy among yellow- and red-coded patients has declined. The use of drugs for Covid-19 treatment has also decreased, he added.

On Wednesday, health officials reported 25 more coronavirus-related deaths and 2,004 new patients admitted to hospitals. Such figures are below those recorded on Tuesday when the CCSA registered 28 fatalities and 2,240 infections.

The Our World in Data report showed that the seven-day average of new cases had been 1,666, well below the 1,815 average in the seven-day period ending August 25. Also, the daily figure fell below 1,000, reaching 994 on Monday for the first time since April 13.

Dr. Sumanee also said that the number of critically ill patients and those dependent on ventilators has slowly decreased in the last two weeks.

According to the official reports issued on Wednesday, 15,990 in total people were receiving treatment for Covid-18 in health facilities or at home, including hospitals (8,557), home or community isolation (7,232), and field hospitals or hospitel facilities (145).

The figures were below previous reports, as 8,634 patients were in hospitals and 147 in field hospitals or hospitel facilities on Tuesday. In contrast, the number of people receiving treatment in home or community isolation increased from 6,911.

Those patients admitted to hospitals included 736 critically ill with lung inflammation (down from the 765 previously reported), and 355 dependent on ventilators (down from the previous 384).

Moreover, 1,743 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the Covid-19 disease.

Dr. Sumanee explained the new death toll had not increased and all fatalities were elderly people and individuals with underlying diseases. Reports showed that the 25 people who died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours were between 58 and 101 years old.