Record 28,379 new Covid cases, 92 deaths Friday

There were 92 Covid-19 fatalities, the highest so far in the latest wave, and an all-time high of 28,379 cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday.

Record 28,379 new Covid cases, 92 deaths Friday
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Record 28,379 new Covid cases, 92 deaths Friday

published : 1 Apr 2022 at 13:11

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Online Reporters

Face masks were mandatory for visitors to IT fair Commart at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Bang Na district on Thursday. (Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya)

There were 92 Covid-19 fatalities, the highest so far in the latest wave, and an all-time high of 28,379 cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday.

The figures did not include 22,331 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 50,710 (up from 43,639 the previous day).

The 92 fatalities ranged in age from 11 months to 97 years and included three foreigners - from Myanmar, Sweden and America.

Bangkok had the most new cases at 3,350, followed by 1,352 in Chon Buri, 1,259 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, 933 in Samut Prakan, 854 in Samut Sakhon, 744 in Songkhla, 726 in Khon Kaen, 716 in Nonthaburi, 701 in Ratchaburi and 698 in Nakhon Pathom.

The 62 imported cases came from 22 countries and included 30 in Cambodia, three each in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Israel, and two each in Sweden, Singapore, the United States, Japan and South Korea.

Vocabulary

  • fatality: a death caused by an illness, accident, crime or war - การเสียชีวิต
  • import: to buy or bring in products from another country - นำเข้า
  • previous: happening or existing before the event or object that you are talking about - แต่ก่อน, เมื่อก่อน
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