Daily Covid cases spike to 23,418, 71 of 184 deaths in Bangkok


THAILAND’S daily Covid count soared to 23,418 cases and 184 deaths in 24 hours to this morning (August 13) with 71 of the fatalities occurring in Bangkok, TV Channel 7 said.

Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said today’s large batch of cases raised the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 863,189 with the 184 fatalities taking the death toll to 7,126.

Another 20,083 patients were cured raising total recoveries since the onset of the pandemic to  643,884  with 212,179 still undergoing treatment, among them  5,565 are in serious condition with 1,111 requiring a ventilator.

A breakdown of the day’s fatalities shows that 177 were Thai, five Myanmar national, one Laotian and one Indian. Their age ranged from 12 to 105 years with two pregnant women being among them, residents of Chia Nat and Udonthani provinces.

Aside from Bangkok logging the most fatalities totalling 71, 16 patients died in Samut Sakhon, 12 in Samut Prakan, seven each in Ratchaburi and Suphanburi and six each in Nakhon Pathom and Saraburi.

Altogether 87% of the fatalities occurred among vulnerable groups, with 123 being elderly, 36 suffered from chronic illnesses with 23 had congenital diseases.

So far 185 pregnant women had got infected and 29 died, Only one among them had been vaccinated with most of them being Thais.


Top: Empty roads in Bangkok. Photo: Michael Gwyther-Jones (CC BY 2.0)

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