Thailand discovered a total of 18,501 daily Covid-19 infections with 229 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, August 26th.
The fatalities were 127 men and 102 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 71. Of that, 224 were Thai nationals, two were Chinese nationals, one of each was a Myanmar, Taiwan, and Singapore national. The age range was between 12 and 97 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, and obesity. Eight of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 15,944 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 2,406 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 139 were from prisons, and the remaining 12 were imported cases.
A number of 186,934 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 5,174 patients are in critical condition including 1,090 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.76 percent of cases that are critical while 21 percent of that is critical enough for a ventilator.
Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 4,178, followed by Samut Prakan with 1,887, Samut Sakhon with 982, Chonburi with 973, Nakhon Ratchasima with 693, and Nonthaburi with 504.
A total number of 637,921 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 438,457 people had received their first shots, 191,248 people had received their second shots, and 8,216 people had received their third shots.
As of today, 20,606 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 1,120,869 cases with 923,621 recoveries and a total of 10,314 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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