RECAP: Thailand reports 18,953 daily Covid-19 infections with 30 additional deaths

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Thailand discovered a total of 18,953 daily Covid-19 infections with 30 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, February 20th.

The fatalities were 13 men and 17 women with the highest deaths recorded in Bangkok with 9. All of them were Thai nationals. The age range was between 28 and 93 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (15), diabetes (7), hyperlipidemia (8), obesity (6), and kidney disease (7). One of the fatalities was a bedridden patient.

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Of the new cases, 18,466 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 186 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 118 were from prisons, and the remaining 183 were imported cases.

A number of 162,460 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 747 patients are in critical condition including 189 on ventilators. This is roughly 0.45 percent of cases that are critical while 25.3 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 2,690, followed by Samut Prakan with 975, Chonburi with 828, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 810, Nonthaburi with 762, and Phuket with 549.

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A total number of 283,661 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 61,661 people had received their first shots, 39,717 people had received their second shots, and 182,283 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 76.3% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 71.1% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 27.4% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 13,962 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 2,712,315 cases with 2,527,231 recoveries and a total of 22,624 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.