84 Covid deaths, 10,817 new cases
Thailand logged 84 new Covid-19 fatalities and 10,817 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.
There were 10,767 cases in the general population and 50 among prison inmates.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Sunday afternoon Bangkok topped the number of new infections with 1,185 cases, followed by four southern border provinces.
Yala registered 776 new transmissions, Songkhla 563, Pattani 514 and Narathiwat 479, according to the CCSA, adding the figures were higher than those reported on Saturday.
The country logged one of the highest numbers of imported cases from one country in recent weeks -- 54 Thai workers returning from Sweden.
They arrived in Thailand on Wednesday and their tests on the same day were positive although all the workers were asymptomatic. All were treated at a private hospital in Pathum Thani.
Other imported cases were six from Cambodia, two from the United States and one from South Korea.
Bangkok registered 11 out of 84 fatalities, followed by six in Samut Prakan and five each in Narathiwat and Saraburi.
On Saturday, 9,981 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 1,682,021 Covid-19 patients, 1,554,887 of whom have recovered to date.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,710,884 Covid-19 cases, with 1,582,313 complete recoveries so far.
The death toll stood at 17,597 during the third wave and 17,691 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.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 349,956 in 24 hours to 238,351,150. The worldwide death toll went up by 5,520 to 4,862,825. The United States had the most cases at 45,179,209, up 42,357 and the most deaths at 733,058, up 581.