9,742 new Covid cases, 74 deaths

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9,742 new Covid cases, 74 deaths

People view the Bangkok skyline from the King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper in Bangkok on Friday. The country will open for more tourists from Nov 1 as the Covid-19 situation improves. (AFP photo)

Thailand logged 9,742 new Covid-19 cases and 74 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

On Friday, 10,182 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 1,812,268 Covid-19 patients, 1,693,203 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,841,131 Covid-19 cases, with 1,720,629 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 18,605 during the third wave and 18,699 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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