RECAP: Thailand reports 2,305 daily Covid-19 infections with 32 additional deaths today


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Thailand discovered a total of 2,305 daily Covid-19 infections with 32 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, December 28th.

The fatalities were 13 men and 19 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok and Ratchaburi with 5. 31 of them were Thai nationals and one was a German national. The age range was between 26 and 93 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (14), diabetes (9), hyperlipidemia (5), obesity (4), and kidney disease (5). One of the fatalities was a bedridden patient.

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Of the new cases, 2,116 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 40 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 54 were from prisons, and the remaining 95 were imported cases.

A number of 33,639 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 717 patients are in critical condition including 176 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.13 percent of cases that are critical while 24.5 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 392, followed by Chonburi with 214, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 143, Samut Prakan with 76, Chiang Mai with 67, and Kalasin with 54.

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A total number of 293,316 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 36,548 people had received their first shots, 112,442 people had received their second shots, and 134,326 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 70.9% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 63.2% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 8.8% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 3,070 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 2,214,712 cases with 2,159,443 recoveries and a total of 21,630 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.