RECAP: Thailand reports 7,005 daily Covid-19 infections with 29 additional deaths today

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Thailand discovered a total of 7,005 daily Covid-19 infections with 29 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, November 21st.

The fatalities were 19 men and 10 women with the most numbers recorded in Songkhla with 5. 27 of them were Thai nationals, one was a Chinese national, and one was unidentified. The age range was between 19 and 99 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (17), diabetes (11), hyperlipidemia (8), obesity (2), and kidney disease (7). Two of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 6,003 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 224 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 771 were from prisons, and the remaining 8 were imported cases.

A number of 87,271 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,612 patients are in critical condition including 388 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.84 percent of cases that are critical while 24 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 756, followed by Songkhla with 485, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 426, Surat Thani with 283, Samut Prakan with 246, and Chiang Mai with 242. Meanwhile, Chonburi reported 188 daily infections today.

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A total number of 472,644 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 173,934 people had received their first shots, 265,136 people had received their second shots, and 33,574 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 64.8% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 54.3% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 4.2% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 7,591 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 2,064,581 cases with 1,956,923 recoveries and a total of 20,387 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.