The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said in its afternoon briefing yesterday that four foreign nationals, including a Cambodian were among the 224 new fatalities reported.
Their ages ranged between the ages of 26 and 94 years old, and included two Myanmar citizens and one Pakistani in addition to the Cambodian migrant worker.
The Centre also said that of the 28 imported cases, nine were from Cambodia though it did not state the nationality as to whether they were Thai nationals who returned from Cambodia or Cambodians who entered Thailand in search of employment. The others were 15 from Malaysia and one each from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and Myanmar.
These 28 were from the 15,452 new cases included 14,956 local infections, 468 among prison inmates reported yesterday.
Thailand logged 15,452 new Covid-19 cases and 224 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning.
On Friday, 18,257 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus, 18% more than the number of new infections.
The number of active cases in Thailand has fallen every day for the past three weeks.
Since April 1, when the third wave of Covid-19 began, Thailand has treated 1,251,671 Covid-19 patients, 1,088,148 of whom have recovered to date.
Since the pandemic started early last year, there have been 1,280,534 cases, with 1,115,793 complete recoveries so far.
The death toll stood at 12,761 during the third wave and 12,855 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. Bangkokpost.