RECAP: Thailand reports 6,524 daily Covid-19 infections with 56 additional deaths today

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Thailand discovered a total of 6,524 daily Covid-19 infections with 56 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, November 17th.

The fatalities were 38 men and 18 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 8. 55 of them were Thai nationals and one was a Myanmar national. The age range was between 22 and 93 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (25), diabetes (16), hyperlipidemia (14), obesity (8), and kidney disease (6). Three of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 5,856 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 263 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 393 were from prisons, and the remaining 12 were imported cases.

A number of 91,382 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,739 patients are in critical condition including 407 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.90 percent of cases that are critical while 23.4 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 894, followed by Songkhla with 430, Chiang Mai with 339, Samut Prakan with 251, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 240, and Chonburi with 209.

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A total number of 659,381 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 211,269 people had received their first shots, 412,749 people had received their second shots, and 35,363 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 63.4% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 52.1% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 3.9% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 7,191 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 2,037,224 cases with 1,925,643 recoveries and a total of 20,199 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.