Thailand discovered a total of 3,370 daily Covid-19 infections with 29 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, December 15th.
The fatalities were 6 men and 23 women with the most numbers recorded in Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 4. 28 of them were Thai nationals and one was a Myanmar national. The age range was between 23 and 93 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (14), diabetes (10), hyperlipidemia (14), obesity (4), and kidney disease (7). Five of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 3,161 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 78 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 111 were from prisons, and the remaining 20 were imported cases.
A number of 46,315 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,018 patients are in critical condition including 277 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.19 percent of cases that are critical while 27.2 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 583, followed by Chonburi with 172, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 150, Samut Prakan with 140, Songkhla with 135, and Pattani with 117.
A total number of 393,116 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 114,675 people had received their first shots, 181,505 people had received their second shots, and 96,936 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 69.5% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 60.6% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 6.0% have had a third booster shot.
As of today, 4,557 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 2,178,286 cases with 2,110,701 recoveries and a total of 21,260 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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