A food rider and other motorists wait for a train to pass through a crossing in Bangkok on Wednesday. Food delivery booms in Thailand after the Covid-19 outbreak forces people to stay at home. (AFP photo)
Thailand logged 14,555 new Covid-19 cases and 177 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Friday morning.
There were 13,765 cases in the general population and 790 among prison inmates.
On Thursday, 13,691 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 1,419,929 Covid-19 patients, 1,276,821 of whom have recovered to date.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,448,792 Covid-19 cases, with 1,304,466 complete recoveries so far.
The death toll stood at 15,030 during the third wave and 15,124 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.Internet Explorer Channel Network