RECAP: Thailand discovers 2,279 new, confirmed Covid-19 domestic infections with 24 additional deaths in past 24 hours

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Thailand reported 2,279 new Covid-19 domestic infections among a total of 2,302 new daily infections, with 24 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, CCSA assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan announced this morning, May 16th.

The fatalities were 13 men and 11 women from Bangkok (8), Chonburi (2), Pathum Thani (2), Kanchanaburi (2), Chiang Mai (1), Srisaket (1), Ratchaburi (1), Samut Prakan (1), Khon Kaen (1), Nakhon Sawan (1), Phichit (1), Rayong (1), Nakhon Nayok (1), and Ayutthaya (1). The age range was between 39 and 91 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, past strokes, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, chronic lung disease, and cancer. Four of them were bedridden patients. One of them refused to expose their health conditions, the CCSA spokesperson noted.

Regarding domestic infections, the first group of 1,218 local infections was discovered in Bangkok. One of them was reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 53 were connected from community markets and villages, 327 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 837 infections were connected to other risky places. Other risky places are generally those such as private house parties, drinking circles, workplaces without sufficient social distancing measures like some construction or factories, densely packed communities like migrant workers camps, crowded markets or temples, and similar locations.

The second group includes 526 cases that were reported in Bangkok’s vicinity. One of them was reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 224 were from community markets and villages, 201 were from being close contact with confirmed infected patients, and the other 100 cases were connected to other risky places.

The last group includes 535 domestic infections that were found in other provinces. One of them was reportedly connected to entertainment venues, 19 were from community markets and villages, 274 were from being in close contact with confirmed infected patients, and 241 of them were connected to other risky places. The majority of the group was discovered in Pathum Thani with 243, followed by Samut Prakan with 117, Nonthaburi with 103, Prachuap Khiri Khan with 66, and Chonburi with 48.

As of today, 2,136 people fully recovered in the past 24 hours and have been released from field hospitals and quarantine centers. Thailand has now reached a total of 101,447 cases with 65,803 recoveries and a total of 548 deaths since the start of the pandemic. About 17,334 people received their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccination and another 6,396 people received their second shot yesterday, marking a total number of 2,242,150 vaccinated people in Thailand who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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