RECAP: Thailand reports 4,886 daily Covid-19 infections with 43 additional deaths today

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Thailand discovered a total of 4,886 daily Covid-19 infections with 43 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, December 1st.

The fatalities were 25 men and 18 women with the most numbers recorded in Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 5. All of them were Thai nationals. The age range was between 5 months and 100 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (22), diabetes (8), hyperlipidemia (5), obesity (9), and kidney disease (6). Three of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 4,566 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 149 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 165 were from prisons, and the remaining 6 were imported cases.

A number of 74,190 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,351 patients are in critical condition including 340 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.82 percent of cases that are critical while 25.1 percent of that is critical enough for a ventilator.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest number of patients were reported in Bangkok with 794, followed by Songkhla with 270, Surat Thani with 240, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 204, Chonburi with 198, and Chiang Mai with 171.

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A total number of 573,073 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 233,654 people had received their first shots, 274,665 people had received their second shots, and 64,754 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 67.2% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 57.7% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 4.8% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 6,326 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 2,120,758 cases with 2,025,784 recoveries and a total of 20,814 deaths since the start of the pandemic.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. 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.