The sum of severely ill coronavirus patients is decreasing overall, according to health officials, and the coronavirus-related death rate is also decreasing, but at a slower pace.

The Covid-19 Situation Administration Centre (CCSA) reported 26 additional Covid-19 fatalities and 3,854 new cases on Sunday.

On Monday, there were 3,894 positive antigen test results in the prior 24 hours that were not included in the statistics. The overall number of persons would rise to 7,748.

This is in contrast to the previous day’s announcement of 24 coronavirus-related deaths and 3,649 additional cases.

As of midnight Sunday, 42,534 patients were receiving Covid-19 medication, down from 44,737 the day before, with 17,802 in hospitals (down from 17,849). 3,967 people were in field hospitals/hospitel institutions (up from 3,787), while 20,518 people were isolated at home or in their communities (up from 3,787). (Discounted from 22,837)

882 people were hospitalised to the hospital with severe lung inflammation (down from 901), with 425 requiring ventilator support (down from 438).

Bangkok had the highest number of critically ill patients (89), followed by Udon Thani (48), Nakhon Ratchasima (38), Samut Prakan (38), and Chanthaburi (29).

6,031 patients were released from hospitals after healing in the same 24-hour period.

Dr Chakkarat Pitayawonganon, epidemiology head of the Department of Disease Control, said, “The number of critically ill patients and those on ventilators has dropped during the last week.”

According to the CCSA, the 26 people who died ranged in age from 22 to 93 years old.

Two more persons were died in the neighbouring provinces of Samut Sakhon and Pathum Thani, while five more died in Bangkok.

Five people died in Saraburi, Ang Thong, Chon Buri, Trat, and Nakhon Nayok provinces in the central plains.

In the north, four persons were dead in Phayao, Phitsanulok, Phrae, and Lamphun.

Nakhon Ratchasima, Yasothon, Si Sa Ket, Sakon Nakhon, and Surin each had one fatality, while Ubon Ratchathani and Loei each had two.

Another coronavirus-related death happened in Phuket.

“The number of new fatalities is declining, but at a slower pace than previously. According to Dr. Chakkarat, the majority of the new fatalities were senior people aged 70 and up, with more than half of them being unvaccinated.

Over the previous 24 hours, there were 3,852 new cases in the general public and two in jail inmates, with no imported cases.

In hospitals, 3,845 additional infections in the general public were identified, with seven more confirmed by mass testing.

Bangkok remained to be the most frequent city, with 1,655 daily incidences, followed by 101 in Khon Kaen, 94 in Buri Ram, 84 in Kalasin, 82 in Samut Sakhon, 79 in Chon Buri, 76 in Samut Prakan, 70 in Surin, 68 in Nakhon Pathom, and 67 in Suphan Buri.

“The number of new cases is currently declining more slowly, at roughly 4,000 per day,” said Dr. Chakkarat.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, there have been 4,446,502 Covid-19 cases, including 2,223,067 this year, with 4,373,970 complete recoveries.

The pandemic has claimed the lives of 29,998 people, with 8,300 of them dying this year.

The number of Covid-19 cases globally climbed by 327,598 in just 24 hours, to 531.67 million. The death toll in the world rose by 552 persons to 6.31 million.

The United States had the most cases (85.72 million, up 4,772) and deaths (4,772) of any country (1.03 million, an increase of 14).

“New instances are increasing in numerous European nations, particularly France and Germany… New cases are also on the rise in North Korea, according to Dr. Chakkarat.

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