RECAP: Thailand reports 8,008 daily Covid-19 infections with 16 additional deaths today

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Thailand discovered a total of 8,008 daily Covid-19 infections with 16 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, January 31st.

The fatalities were 9 men and 7 women with the highest number recorded in Phuket with 3. 15 of them were Thai nationals and one was a German national. The age range was between 59 and 99 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (9), diabetes (3), hyperlipidemia (3), obesity (4), and kidney disease (4). One of the fatalities was a bedridden patient.

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Of the new cases, 7,788 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 40 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 14 were from prisons, and the remaining 166 were imported cases.

A number of 84,319 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 542 patients are in critical condition including 106 on ventilators. This is roughly 0.64 percent of cases that are critical while 19.5 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 1,298, followed by Samut Prakan with 784, Chonburi with 466, Nonthaburi with 449, Phuket with 393, and Pathum Thani with 206.

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A total number of 97,297 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 6,958 people had received their first shots, 11,973 people had received their second shots, and 78,366 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 75.2% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 69.9% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 20.3% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 8,215 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 2,440,542 cases with 2,334,050 recoveries and a total of 22,173 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.