7,122 new Covid cases, 12 deaths Wednesday

There were 12 more Covid-19 fatalities and 7,122 new cases registered during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Wednesday morning.

7,122 new Covid cases, 12 deaths Wednesday
Members of the Social Security Fund arrive at Seacon Bangkae shopping centre in Bangkok for booster shots of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

There were 12 more Covid-19 fatalities and 7,122 new cases registered during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Wednesday morning.

Apisamai Srirangson of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said that the 12 latest fatalities were between 32 and 94 years old.

Seven of the 12 were unvaccinated and three were inadequately vaccinated. One was bed-ridden.

There were 6,935 new cases in the general population, 15 among prison inmates and 172 imported cases.

Of the local Covid-19 infections, 6,846 were confirmed at hospitals and 89 via mass testing.

Bangkok still had the most new cases at 820.

“Local infections are rising, in line with global caseloads, but it is a relief that the number of fatalities is not increasing,” Dr Apisamai said.

Since the New Year holiday, most Covid-19 clusters had occurred at eateries and entertainment venues reopened as eateries, she said.

The death toll stood at 21,968 since the beginning of the pandemic, including 270 so far this year.