Thailand discovered a total of 3,175 daily Covid-19 infections with 29 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, CCSA assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan reported this morning, June 21st.
The fatalities were 13 men and 16 women from Bangkok (17), Samut Prakan (6), Pathum Thani (2), Saraburi (1), Nakhon Ratchasima (1), Narathiwas (1), and Song Khla (1). The age range was between 30 and 100 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, lung disease, strokes, heart disease, and cancer. Two of the fatalities did not reportedly have any health conditions.
Of the new cases, 2,089 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 901 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 140 were from prisons, and the remaining 45 were imported cases.
Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 624, followed by Samut Prakan with 544, Nakhon Pathom with 359, Chonburi with 187 (driven by two large factory clusters), Samut Sakhon with 179, and Pathum Thani with 165.
A total number of 91,879 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 6,257 people had received their first shot with a Sinovac vaccine and 33,690 people had their first shot with AstraZeneca, marking a total of 39,947 people who received the first doses.
51,892 people had their second shots with a Sinovac vaccine and the second dose was given to 40 people with AstraZeneca, marking a total of 51,932 people.
As of today, 2,030 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 221,306 cases with 185,789 recoveries and a total of 1,658 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Last night, the Minister of Interior has revoked an order issued on Saturday asking provincial governors to provide Covid vaccines to staff and their families working for ThaiBev provide Covid vaccines to 71,445 ThaiBev employees and their families nationwide after heavy public criticism and discussion on Thai social media, questioning that the government may have prioritized Southeast Asia’s largest and famous drinks company. The Interior Ministry, meanwhile, denied this claim and said it was merely meant to ask for support in general.
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