Thailand discovered a total of 8,685 daily Covid-19 infections with 56 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported this morning, July 13th.
The fatalities were 39 men and 36 women from Bangkok (30), Narathiwas (4), Nakhon Pathom (2), Pathum Thani (2), Kampangpetch (2), Chonburi (2), Phetchaburi (2), Chachoengsao (1), Chiayaphum (1), Chomphon (1), Trat (1), Saraburi (1), Nakhon Ratchasima (1), Phuket (1), Nakhon Sawan (1), Pattani (1), Mukdahan (1), Si Saket (1), and Nong Bua Lumpur (1). The age range was between 34 and 96 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, and stroke. One of the fatalities was a bedridden patient and the five others did not reportedly have any health conditions.
Of the new cases, 6,026 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 2,501 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 146 were from prisons, and the remaining 12 were imported cases.
Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 2,631, followed by Samut Sakhon with 561, Nonthaburi with 537, Samut Prakan with 529, Chonburi with 459, and Pathum Thani with 189.
A total number of 338,980 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 297,542 people had received their first shot and 41,438 people had received their second shots.
As of today, 3,797 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 353,712 cases with 255,455 recoveries and a total of 2,847 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Royal Gazette announced yesterday night that the Rapid Antigen Test kits are now available to purchase at hospitals, medical facilities, and pharmacies in Bangkok for home-testing, starting next week.
The order, signed by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, aims to reduce the hospitals’ burden to only conduct RT-PCR tests against visitors, which are taking a long time to diagnose, and allow them to test and know their results at home amid the surge of Covid-19 outbreak.
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