Thailand’s Covid-19 Case Toll Reaches One-Million Mark

On Friday, the Public Health Ministry reported that Thailand’s case toll had increased to over one million after detecting 19,851 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

There were also 240 new coronavirus-related deaths.

Health officials said that 19,526 were found among the general population and 325 among inmates.

Friday’s figures brought the overall case toll to 1,009,710. But 795,805 patients have already recovered since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The cumulative confirmed Covid-19 fatalities rose to 8,732 during the third wave, for a total of 8,826 since last year.

New cases also included 19,516 local transmissions and ten imported infections. According to the latest figures, 16,125 were found in hospitals and 3,391 through massive testing.

Bangkok reported the highest number of cases again, with 4,181 infections detected in the last 24 hours.

Samut Sakhon logged the second-highest number, with 1,556 infections, followed by 1,348 in Chon Buri, 1,055 in Samut Prakan, 575 in Nakhon Ratchasima, and 494 in Saraburi.

Authorities also found 461 Covid-19 cases in Pathum Thani, 460 in Nakhon Pathom, 453 in Ayutthaya, and 414 in Rayong.

Imported cases were arrivals from Cambodia (5), Malaysia (2), Israel (2), and France (1).

Regarding deaths, health officials said Bangkok had 75, followed by Samut Sakhon (27), Samut Prakan (13), and Pathum Thani (8).

The south logged 14 more fatalities, including five in Yala, two in Narathiwat, Ranong, Surat Thani, and Pattani, and one in Songkhla.

The government also reported 20 deaths in the northeast, specifically in Nakhon Ratchasima (7), Roi Et (6), Maha Sarakham (3), Udon Thani (2), and one each in Buri Ram and Sakon Nakhon.

In the north, 17 deaths were recorded: five in Tak and Nakhon Sawan, three in Phichit, two in Phetchabun, and one in Kamphaeng Phet and Chai Nat.

The Central Plains saw 66 more deaths, with cases in Ayutthaya (15), Chon Buri (13), Saraburi (11), Ang Thong (6), Sing Buri (4), Kanchanaburi (4), Prachuap Khiri Khan (3), Prachin Buri (3), two in Samut Songkhram, Sa Kaeo and Chanthaburi and one in Trat.

Apisamai Srirangson, a spokeswoman for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), revealed that five citizens from Myanmar and one from China were among the daily deaths.

A seven-month-old baby, who did not have any chronic illness, died in Samut Sakhon. The death of a two-year-old kid was also reported in Pathum Thani.