BANGKOK, Oct. 10 (The Nation Thailand / ANN): Thailand recorded 10,817 new cases and 84 deaths in the past 24 hours on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health reported. Of the positive cases, 50 were found in prisons.
Meanwhile, 9,981 Covid-19 patients were discharged on Sunday.
The country’s total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 1,710,884 – of which 1,582,313 have recovered, 110,880 are still in hospital and 17,691 have died.
Separately, a further 114,075 people received their first Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, 106,299 their second vaccine and 10,478 a booster, bringing the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered nationwide to 59 539,624.
According to Worldometer, confirmed cases worldwide had risen to 238.35 million as of Sunday, of which 215.5 million have recovered, 17.99 million are active cases (82,798 in serious condition) and 4.86 million died (up 5,520).
Thailand ranks 24th in the global list of most cases, ahead of the United States with 45.17 million, followed by India with 33.95 million, Brazil with 21.56 million, the United Kingdom with 8.12 million and Russia with 7.74 million.
Meanwhile, Thailand’s economy is expected to improve further in the last quarter of this year thanks to government support measures and the easing in September of coronavirus restrictions to boost activity, a deputy prime minister said. in a previous report.
The government will ensure that the supply of Covid-19 vaccines is increased to support the recovery, said Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister responsible for economic matters.
Economic activity improved after restrictions were eased in July and August, while exports also increased, he said, adding that the lockdown hit the third quarter.
The government’s fiscal position remains strong with funds available for more measures, Supattanapong said. – The Nation Thailand / ANN