Thailand discovered a total of 16,536 daily Covid-19 infections with 264 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, August 29th.
The fatalities were 145 men and 119 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 111. Of that, 261 were Thai nationals and three Myanmar nationals. The age range was between 21 and 100 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, and obesity. Nine of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 13,894 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 2,306 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 328 were from prisons, and the remaining 8 were imported cases.
A number of 177,702 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 5,093 patients are in critical condition including 1,067 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.86 percent of cases that are critical while 20 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 3,821, followed by Samut Prakan with 984, Samut Sakhon with 872, Chonburi with 762, Nonthaburi with 587, and Ratchaburi with 464.
A total number of 258,782 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 189,377 people had received their first shots, 66,517 people had received their second shots, and 2,888 people had received their third shots.
As of today, 20,927 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 1,174,091 cases with 985,246 recoveries and a total of 11,143 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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