256 Covid fatalities, 15,972 new cases

There were 256 more Covid-19 fatalities and 15,972 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Monday morning.

256 Covid fatalities, 15,972 new cases
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256 Covid fatalities, 15,972 new cases

published : 30 Aug 2021 at 09:27

writer: R May

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Online Reporters

A monk wearing a protective outfit sits on a vehicle sent by Wat Siripong Thammaninit in Bang Khen district, Bangkok, to give free food to people affected by Covid-19. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

There were 256 more Covid-19 fatalities and 15,972 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Monday morning.

Of new cases, 15,692 were in the general population and 280 among prison inmates .

Over the past 24 hours, 17,281 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.

Since April 1, around when the third wave of Covid-19 began, there have been 1,161,200 Covid-19 patients, 974,418 of whom have recovered .

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,190,063 Covid-19 cases, 1,002,746 of whom recovered .

The death toll now stands at 11,305 during the current third wave and at 11,399 from the beginning of the pandemic early last year.

The daily high of Covid-19 cases was 23,418 reported on Aug 13 and the highest number of daily fatalities was 312 reported on Aug 18.

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Vocabulary

  • daily (adj.) : happening, done or produced every day - แต่ละวัน, ทุกวัน
  • death toll : the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต
  • discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • fatality : death -
  • general population (noun) : the people who live in an area, region or country - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • inmate : someone who is kept in a prison, mental hospital or other institution - ผู้ถูกกักกัน, ผู้ถูกกักบริเวณในเรือนจำหรือโรงพยาบาล
  • recover : to become healthy and fit again after an illness or injury - การฟื้นไข้
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