Thailand reported a total of 18,943 daily Covid-19 infections with 69 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, March 8th.
The fatalities were 39 men and 30 women with the highest deaths recorded in Chonburi with 12. 68 of them were Thai nationals and one was a Myanmar national. The age range was between 16 and 94 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (2), obesity (9), and kidney disease (16). 10 of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 18,807 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 36 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 34 were from prisons, and the remaining 66 were imported cases.
A number of 224,328 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,189 patients are in critical condition including 400 on ventilators. This is roughly 0.53 percent of cases that are critical while 33.6 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 2,939, followed by Chonburi with 1,003, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 833, Samut Prakan with 769, Nonthaburi with 701, and Samut Sakhon with 587.
A total number of 120,488 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 35,115 people had received their first shots, 13,535 people had received their second shots, and 71,838 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 77.6% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 71.7% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 30.4% have had a third booster shot.
As of today, 25,005 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 3,066,800 cases with 2,819,103 recoveries and a total of 23,369 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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