8,918 new Covid cases, 79 deaths

Thailand logged 8,918 new Covid-19 cases and 79 fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

8,918 new Covid cases, 79 deaths
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8,918 new Covid cases, 79 deaths

published : 20 Oct 2021 at 08:44

writer: R May

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Online Reporters

Teachers and staff at Wattana Wittaya Academy in Sukhumvit Soi 67 are taught how to use an antigen test kit on Monday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

Thailand logged 8,918 new Covid-19 cases and 79 fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, 10,878 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.

Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,782,989 Covid-19 patients, 1,662,433 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,811,852 Covid-19 cases, with 1,689,859 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 18,392 during the third wave and 18,486 since the beginning of the pandemic .

The kingdom’s all-time 24-hour high of Covid-19 fatalities was 312 recorded on Aug 18. The highest number of cases was 23,418 on Aug 13.

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Vocabulary

  • 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 : a death caused by an illness, accident, crime or war - การเสียชีวิต
  • pandemic : a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area - โรคที่มีการแพร่กระจายหรือระบาดไปทั่ว
  • wave : an activity or situation which is happening again or is being repeated after a pause -
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