Thailand discovered a total of 17,165 daily Covid-19 infections with 226 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, August 24th.
The fatalities were 120 men and 106 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 68. Of that, 215 were Thai nationals, 8 were Myanmar nationals, one of each was Cambodian and Chinese nationals. One was unidentified. The age range was between 21 and 98 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, and obesity. Five of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 15,226 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 1,744 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 192 were from prisons, and the remaining three were imported cases.
Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 4,025, followed by Samut Prakan with 1,731, Samut Sakhon with 1,288, Chonburi with 816, Ratchaburi with 558, and Nakhon Ratchasima with 445.
A total number of 573,446 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 400,645 people had received their first shots, 165,508 people had received their second shots, and 7,293 people had received their third shots.
As of today, 20,059 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 1,083,951 cases with 881,829 recoveries and a total of 9,788 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
There are 192,334 patients who are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Thailand requires all positive Covid-19 cases to be under medical supervision of some sort based on their severity. A total of 5,229 patients are in critical condition including 1,095 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.72 percent of cases that are “serious” or critical, with 0.57 percent critical enough for a ventilator.
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