Thailand reported a total of 19,742 daily Covid-19 infections with 70 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, March 15th.
The fatalities were 38 men and 32 women with the highest deaths recorded in Bangkok with 13. 67 of them were Thai nationals and one of each was a Chinese, German, and British national. The age range was between 33 and 98 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (3), kidney disease (18), obesity (7), stroke (9), and heart disease (17). Two of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 19,392 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 244 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 54 were from prisons, and the remaining 52 were imported cases.
A number of 221,436 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,390 patients are in critical condition including 476 on ventilators. This is roughly 0.62 percent of cases that are critical while 34.2 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 2,904, followed by Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 1,235, Chonburi with 888, Samut Prakan with 814, Samut Sakhon with 593, and Ayutthaya with 574.
A total number of 109,592 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 38,660 people had received their first shots, 12,171 people had received their second shots, and 58,761 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 78.3% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 71.9% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 31.4% have had a third booster shot.
As of today, 24,125 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 3,226,697 cases with 2,981,413 recoveries and a total of 23,848 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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