Thailand reported a total of 21,382 daily Covid-19 infections with 83 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, March 22nd.
The fatalities were 51 men and 32 women with the highest rate in Bangkok with 11. 81 of them were Thai nationals, one was a Japanese national, and one was unidentified. The age range was between 3 and 95 years old.
Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (7), kidney disease (17), obesity (7), stroke (15), and heart disease (17). Four of the fatalities were bedridden patients.
Of the new cases, 21,171 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 109 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 44 were from prisons, and the remaining 58 were imported cases.
A number of 236,814 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,484 patients are in critical condition including 532 on ventilators. This is roughly 0.62 percent of cases that are critical while 35.84 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 3,109, followed by Chonburi with 1,420, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 1,136, Samut Prakan with 874, Samut Sakhon with 613, and Nakhon Ratchasima with 606.
A total number of 105,249 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 31,519 people had received their first shots, 10,251 people had received their second shots, and 63,479 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 78.9% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 72.1% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 32.3% have had a third booster shot.
As of today, 24,824 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 3,398,792 cases with 3,137,561 recoveries and a total of 24,417 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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