418 Covid-19 patients suffer from severe symptoms, over 100 on respirators
The Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday that of the 22,327 Covid-19 patients hospitalised, 418 had severe symptoms, while 113 patients were on respirators.
“Bangkok has reported the highest number of severe patients at 45, followed by nine in Samut Prakan, eight in Chonburi and six in Nonthaburi,” said the department.
On Friday, Bangkok reported 740 new cases in the province, driving cumulative cases up to 5,515, the highest in Thailand.
The department reported 2,839 new infections on Saturday, the highest for a 24- hour period in the country since the outbreak last year.
“Of these, 2,523 were from testing of suspected patients, 304 were from active search, and 12 were those coming from foreign countries,” said the department.
“Cumulative cases in the country have risen to 53,022 patients, while 129 people have died, eight in the past 24 hours."