RECAP: Thailand reports 4,912 daily Covid-19 infections with 33 additional deaths today


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Thailand discovered a total of 4,912 daily Covid-19 infections with 33 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, December 3rd.

The fatalities were 16 men and 17 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 4. 32 of them were Thai nationals and one was unidentified. The age range was between 30 and 97 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (21), diabetes (13), hyperlipidemia (12), obesity (3), and kidney disease (9). One of the fatalities was a bedridden patient.

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Of the new cases, 4,606 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 136 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 157 were from prisons, and the remaining 13 were imported cases.

A number of 72,761 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,315 patients are in critical condition including 338 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.8 percent of cases that are critical while 25.7 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 865, followed by Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 414, Songkhla with 312, Pattani with 209, Surat Thani with 181, and Chiang Mai with 179. Meanwhile, Chonburi reported 177 daily infections today.

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A total number of 527,092 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 207,136 people had received their first shots, 246,818 people had received their second shots, and 73,138 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 67.7% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 58.3% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 5.0% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 5,844 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 2,130,641 cases with 2,037,000 recoveries and a total of 20,880 deaths since the start of the pandemic.


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Nop Meechukhun
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.