RECAP: Thailand reports 3,684 daily Covid-19 infections with 26 additional deaths today


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Thailand discovered a total of 3,684 daily Covid-19 infections with 26 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, December 16th.

The fatalities were 14 men and 12 women with the most numbers recorded in Songkhla with 5. All of them were Thai nationals. The age range was between 35 and 98 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (11), diabetes (15), hyperlipidemia (3), obesity (3), and kidney disease (4). Two of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 3,436 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 83 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 144 were from prisons, and the remaining 21 were imported cases.

A number of 45,442 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,000 patients are in critical condition including 272 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.2 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 572, followed by Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 289, Samut Prakan with 166, Chonburi with 160, Songkhla with 105, and Khon Kaen with 99.

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A total number of 393,447 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 109,170 people had received their first shots, 168,342 people had received their second shots, and 115,935 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 69.7% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 60.8% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 6.1% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 4,531 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 2,181,960 cases with 2,115,232 recoveries and a total of 21,192 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.