RECAP: Thailand announces 10,082 new cases of Covid -19 and 141 additional deaths, new restrictions coming

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Thailand discovered a total of 10,082 daily Covid-19 infections with 141 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the CCSA  (Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration) announced today, July 17th.

Of the new cases, 7,446 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 2,470 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 127 were from prisons, and the remaining 42 were imported cases.

This makes a total of 363,126 cases of Covid-19 since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 250,758 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 6,327 people were released yesterday. The chart below shows total cases and recoveries since the original outbreak last year, however.

Among the local  new domestic cases, excluding the cases in the prisons, the highest number of infections listed by provinces was discovered in Bangkok with 2,302, Samut Prakan with 849, Samut Sakorn with 680, Chonburi with 659, and Nonthaburi with 471.

The fatalities were 73 men and 68 women aged between 24 – 96

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, high levels of fats in the blood, kidney disease, bedridden, strokes, lung disease and cancer

One of them was pregnant. 14 of them did not reportedly have any health conditions.

A total of 14,130,489 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in Thailand have been given so far with 272,653 first doses given yesterday and 31,481 second doses.

More Covid-19 restrictions are widely expected, especially in Bangkok and other maximum control provinces, but have not yet been officially announced. The Department of Disease Control, through a spokesperson, stated this afternoon that travel had to be restricted and more measures would be coming, but did not state when they would officially be announced or what they would be.

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