RECAP: Thailand announces 24,892 daily Covid-19 infections with 97 additional deaths

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Thailand reported a total of 24,892 daily Covid-19 infections with 97 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, April 4th.

The fatalities were 53 men and 44 women with the highest rate in Bangkok with 8. All of them were Thai nationals. The age range was between 4 months and 106 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (10), kidney disease (23), obesity (7), stroke (8), and heart disease (15). 11 of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 24,638 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 188 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 20 were from prisons, and the remaining 46 were imported cases.

A number of 256,667 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,858 patients are in critical condition including 769 on ventilators. This is roughly 0.72 percent of cases that are critical while 41.3 percent of that are critical enough for a ventilator.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest number of patients were reported in Bangkok with 3,321, followed by Chonburi with 1,448, Nonthaburi with 1,127, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 955, Samut Prakan with 907, and Samut Sakhon with 805.

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A total number of 85,734 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 17,236 people had received their first shots, 10,274 people had received their second shots, and 58,224 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 80.1% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 72.4% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 34.6% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 27,254 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 3,736,487 cases with 3,454,380 recoveries and a total of 25,512 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.