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13,256 new Covid cases, 131 more deaths

A student reacts as she is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Laksi district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
A student reacts as she is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Laksi district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Thailand logged 13,256 new Covid-19 cases and 131 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Thursday morning.

There were 12,778 cases in the general population and 478 among prison inmates.

The new cases increased from 11,252 new Covid cases announced on Wednesday when the country recorded 141 more deaths.

On Wednesday, 13,829 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 1,495,750 Covid-19 patients, 1,352,936 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,524,613 Covid-19 cases, with 1,380,362 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 15,790 during the third wave and 15,884 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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