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8,918 new Covid cases, 79 deaths

Two hundred teachers and educational personnel at Wattana Wittaya Academy on Sukhumvit Soi 67 are taught how to use an antigen test kit by medic at Kluaynamthai Polyclinic on Monday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)
Two hundred teachers and educational personnel at Wattana Wittaya Academy on Sukhumvit Soi 67 are taught how to use an antigen test kit by medic at Kluaynamthai Polyclinic on Monday. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

Thailand logged 8,918 new Covid-19 cases and 79 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, 10,878 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 1,782,989 Covid-19 patients, 1,662,433 of whom have recovered to date.

Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,811,852 Covid-19 cases, with 1,689,859 complete recoveries so far.

The death toll stood at 18,392 during the third wave and 18,486 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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