RECAP: Thailand reports 3,899 daily Covid-19 infections with 19 additional deaths, most with underlying health conditions

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Thailand discovered a total of 3,899 daily Covid-19 infections with 19 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, January 5th.

The fatalities were 6 men and 6 women with the most numbers recorded in Chiang Rai with 4. 18 of them were Thai nationals and one was unidentified. The age range was between 17 and 88 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (8), diabetes (4), hyperlipidemia (4), obesity (0), and kidney disease (6).

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Of the new cases, 3,648 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 14 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 68 were from prisons, and the remaining 169 were imported cases.

A number of 34,877 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 541 patients are in critical condition including 149 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.55 percent of cases that are critical while 27.5 percent of that is critical enough for a ventilator.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest number of patients were reported in Chonburi with 529, followed by Bangkok with 408, Ubon Ratchatani with 315, Samut Prakan with 259, Khon Kaen with 164, and Phuket with 138.

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A total number of 20,281 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 2,826 people had received their first shots, 7,411 people had received their second shots, and 10,044 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 71.2% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 64.1% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 9.8% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 2,508 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 2,239,475 cases with 2,182,829 recoveries and a total of 21,749 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the CCSA general meeting will consider several measures to curb the domestic spread of the Omicron variant on Friday, January 7th.

According to the CCSA Assistant Deputy Spokesperson, the agenda will include color rezoning in high-risk provinces to limit the number of people, gathering, and drinking alcohol in restaurants; readjustment of entertainment venues reopening; “Test&Go” tourist scheme adjustment; additional measures to cope with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, etc.

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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.