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Covid-19 UPDATE Saturday: 253 deaths, rate of infections steady

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Covid-19 UPDATE Saturday: 253 deaths, rate of infections steady
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Covid-19 infections and deaths have been fairly consistent over the past week but today’s 253 deaths reported over the last 24 hours is a disappointing jump from the 189 deaths reported yesterday. The number of daily infections remained steadily around the 15,000 mark for more than a week, with the past 24 hours seeing 15,191 infections. 726 of those reported infections were from prisons in Thailand.

Meanwhile, 18,721 patients were released from care in hospitals, field hospitals and other medical facilities, continuing the positive trend of having more people recovering from Covid-19 each day than are being infected. This trend has continued for the past 2 weeks.

While infections and deaths are still high, they have come down significantly from highs seen in the middle of August, where the 13th saw a record 23,418 infections in one day, and August 18 saw a record of 312 deaths. The 7-day averages show that both infections and deaths are slowly declining now.

Since the start of the third wave of Covid-19, there have been 1,339,281 Covid-19 infections, with 1,188.686 of those people considered recovered from the virus. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, 14,173 have died.

There are currently 137,859 patients under care or supervision for Covid-19 in Thailand. Of those, 69,694 of them are staying in “hospitals” while 40,040 stay in traditional hospitals. 22,792 patients are staying either in home isolation or at a community isolation centre.

4,168 patients are considered to be in serious condition, a drop of 162 people, while 875 patients are currently on ventilators, down 40 from previous reports.

SOURCE: NBT

 

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