Visitors wearing face masks as protection against the coronavirus outbreak visit the 14th century Wat Mahathat complex in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya on Friday. (AFP photo)
The country registered 6,094 more Covid-19 cases – the fewest since Jan 6 – and 51 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.
This compared with 6,736 new cases and 54 coronavirus-related fatalities reported on Saturday morning.
Saturday’s figures did not include 4,356 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 10,420.
As of Saturday, a total of 70,775 people were receiving Covid-19 treatment, including 25,527 in hospitals. The remainder included 9,251 in hospitel facilities/field hospitals and 35,603 in home/community isolation, according to the daily update.
Of those in hospital, 1,304 were seriously ill patients with lung inflammation and 643 dependent on ventilators.
Of the seriously ill patients, Bangkok had the most cases at 127, followed by 79 in Nakhon Ratchasima, 61 in Ubon Ratchathani, 49 in Udon Thani and 43 in Suphan Buri.
All but two of the 6.094 cases announced Sunday were transmitted inside Thailand. The two imported cases came from Australia and Taiwan.
Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 2,152, followed by Surin (275), Buri Ram (201), Samut Prakan (172) and Khon Kaen (167).
According to the CCSA, the 51 people – all of them Thais – who died were aged from one to 100 with the average age of 76.
Bangkok logged three new deaths and there were none in adjacent provinces.
(Source: – Bangkok Post)