THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said there were 10,035 new cases and 60 deaths today (Oct. 11) and while the death toll has now declined markedly, sadly two children, one five and the other 13 years old, were among those who passed away, TV Channel 7 said.
CCSA assistant spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said a comparison to 129 fatalities on September 28, 2021 shows how big the drop in fatalities is. Along with this decline is also a decrease in the number of patients in severe condition or suffering from pneumonia.
However Thailand’s infection rate continues to climb in the global chart with the country now ranking 24th.
Of today’s 60 fatalities 54 were Thais, four Myanmar nationals and one each from Cambodia and China. There were 32 males and 28 females, aged from five to 91 years, with a majority of 36 being elderly. Eighteen of them suffered from chronic illnesses while three did not have such conditions.
The five-year-old boy with no history of congenital disease died in Samut Prakan province while the 13-year-old who suffered from diabetes and had not been vaccinated passed away in Rayong province.
In addition a 34-year-old pregnant woman in Yala province also died.
CCSA added that of today’s 10,035 new cases, 9,916 were among the general public while 80 contracted the illness in prisons and detention centres.
This takes the cumulative confirmed total since last year to 1,720,919 while today’s 60 fatalities raised the death toll to 17,751.
Another 10,590 patients were cured taking total recoveries to 1,592,903 with 110,265 still undergoing treatment.
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Home Page: Doctors and nurses treating a patient. Overlaid headline says,”five years old, no underlying illness.” Photo: TV Channel 7