Thailand Logs 16,462 Infections, Highest Case Toll Since August

Health authorities reported that Thailand had logged 16,462 new Covid-19 infections and 27 recent coronavirus-related fatalities during the last 24 hours, reaching the highest case toll since August 2021.

The Public Health Ministry announced the new figures on Wednesday morning, having reported 14,373 cases and 27 Covid-19 related deaths the day before.

According to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s Wednesday afternoon report, the 27 new fatalities were all Thai citizens aged between 32 and 98.

Bangkok had the most new deaths, with eight, followed by two each in Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Chonburi. Mukdahan, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Pichit, Phuket, Lampang, Uttaradit, Chachoengsao, Surat Thani, Saraburi, and Ratchaburi also had one death each.

The 16,462 infections reported on Wednesday included 16,326 cases among the general population and 136 among international arrivals.

The CCSA report said the capital recorded the highest number of cases again, with 2,891, followed by 994 in Samut Prakan, 805 in Chon Buri, 661 in Nonthaburi, and 496 in Phuket.

Tuesday’s official figures showed that 10,868 Covid-19 patients had been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease. Also, 138,295 people diagnosed with Covid-19 have received treatment in hospitals, including 699 critically ill patients and 155 ventilator dependents.

The latest case toll brought the national figure to 2,639,062 Covid-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began in March 2020. It includes 415,627 infections detected this year and 2,478,251 full recoveries to date.

The accumulated fatality toll rose to 22,216 after the last 27 were reported. According to CCSA data, the highest number of Covid-related deaths in 24 hours was 312, recorded on August 13, while the highest number of coronavirus cases was 23,418, logged on August 18, 2020.

Global Covid-19 cases also saw an increase in the last day, reaching almost 416 million. The United States had the most infections with nearly 80 million, an increase of 94,818 from the previous day.

Worldwide deaths rose by 10,506 to 10 million. The US also had the highest fatality toll after it went up by 2,202 to 949,248.

Thailand is the 31st country with the most accumulated cases.