RECAP: Thailand finds 20,902 daily Covid-19 infections with 301 additional deaths, 548,311 new vaccinated people reported nationwide in the past 24 hours

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Thailand discovered a total of 20,902 daily Covid-19 infections with 301 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, August 19th.

The fatalities were 171 men and 130 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 79. Of that, 287 were Thai nationals, 11 were Myanmar nationals, one of each were Cambodian, Chinese, and U.S. nationals. The age range was between 26 and 105 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, and obesity. Six of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 16,885 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 3,845 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 148 were from prisons, and the remaining 24 were imported cases.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 4,392, followed by Samut Sakhon with 1,739, Chonburi with 1,322, Samut Prakan with 937, Nakhon Pathom with 644, and Nakhon Ratchasima with 639.

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A total number of 548,311 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 417,169 people had received their first shots, 122,206 people had received their second shots, and 8,936 people had received their third shots.

As of today, 22,208 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 989,859 cases with 775,327 recoveries and a total of 8,586 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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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.