Covid-19 cases rise, related deaths up

People are vaccinated against Covid-19 at the parliament on May 11. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

The number of Covid-19 inpatients continued to increase and fatalities also rose over the past week, when schools reopened, the Department of Disease Control reported on Monday.

The department recorded 2,632 Covid-19 inpatients from May 14 to May 20, up about 12% from 2,356 cases between May 7 and May 13.

The number of inpatients with lung inflammation was at 401 at the end of last week, 24% up from 322 at the end of the previous week.

The number of patients dependent on ventilators rose to 226 last week, 39% up from 163 at the end of the previous week.

Last week there were 64 new fatalities related to the diseases (seven per day on…

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