RECAP: Thailand finds 20,200 daily Covid-19 infections with 188 additional deaths, marking another new high of infection rates

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Thailand discovered a total of 20,200 daily Covid-19 infections with 188 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, marking a new high of infection rates, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, August 4th.

The fatalities were 90 men and 98 women from Bangkok (92), Yala (12), Samut Prakan (10), Pattani (7), Ang Thong (6), Chonburi (5), Nonthaburi (5), Nakhon Ratchasima (4), Udon Thani (3), Kalasin (3), Chachoengsao (3), Rayong (3), Sukothai (3), Nong Bua Lampu (2), Ubon Ratchathani (2), Yasothon (2), Lampang (2), Nakhon Sawan (2), Songkhla (1), Nakhon Si Thammarat (1), Phang Nga (1), Phuket (1), Surat Thani (1), Khon Kaen (1), Roi Et (1), Mukdahan (1), Sakhon Nakhon (1), Amnat Charoen (1), Kampangpetch (1), Trat (1), Prachuap Khiri Khan (1), Prachinburi (1), and Saraburi (1). The age range was between 22 and 95 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, and stroke. Two of the fatalities were bedridden patients and one was pregnant.

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Of the new cases, 16,284 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 3,708 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 187 were from prisons, and the remaining 21 were imported cases.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 4,118, followed by Chonburi with 1,678, Samut Sakhon with 1,294, Samut Prakan with 945, Nonthaburi with 908, and Chachoengsao with 556.

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A total number of 379,271 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 284,908 people had received their first shot and 94,363 people had received their second shots.

As of today, 17,965 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 672,385 cases with 455,806 recoveries and a total of 5,503 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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As of yesterday, an amount of 415,000 doses of UK-donated AstraZeneca vaccine has arrived in Thailand at around 9:00 PM. This donation is part of the UK’s agreement to donate 100 million vaccines overseas by June to help the world combat the pandemic and ensure equitable vaccine access for everyone.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.