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10,648 new Covid cases, 82 deaths

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease at a vaccination centre at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Friday. (Reuters photo)
A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease at a vaccination centre at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Friday. (Reuters photo)

Thailand logged 10,648 new Covid-19 cases and 82 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

There were 10,573 cases in the general population and 111 among prison inmates.

On Friday, 10,794 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 1,743,975 Covid-19 patients, 1,619,829 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,772,838 Covid-19 cases, with 1,647,255 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 18,111 during the third wave and 18,205 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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