Fewest new Covid cases for 7 weeks

A health worker takes a swab for Covid-19 testing from a baby at Sammakeesongkroh School in Klong Toey district, Bangkok, on Sunday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

Thailand logged 12,583 new Covid-19 cases -- the fewest since July 21 -- and 132 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday morning.

There were 12,420 cases in the general population and 163 among prison inmates.


On Sunday, 16,304 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.


Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,365,893 Covid-19 patients, 1,220,732 of whom have recovered to date.


Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,394,756 Covid-19 cases, with 1,248,377 complete recoveries so far.


The death toll stood at 14,391 during the third wave and 14,485 since the beginning of the pandemic.


The kingdom’s all-time 24-hour high of Covid-19 fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.

Screenshot from https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand/

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