Thailand announces 20,455 daily Covid-19 infections with 128 additional deaths today

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Thailand reported a total of 20,455 daily Covid-19 infections with 128 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, April 20th.

The fatalities were 66 men, and 62 women with the highest rate in Bangkok with 9. 126 of them were Thai nationals and two were Myanmar nationals. The age range was between 13 and 100 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (2), kidney disease (33), obesity (6), stroke (17), and heart disease (20). 19 of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 20,208 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 18 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 135 were from prisons, and the remaining 94 were imported cases.

A number of 191,743 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 2,049 patients are in critical condition including 902 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.06 percent of cases that are critical while 44.02 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 3,332, followed by Chonburi with 885, Khon Kaen with 693, Samut Prakan with 671, Si Saket with 661, and Samut Sakhon with 532.

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A total number of 114,416 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 20,324 people had received their first shots, 42,396 people had received their second shots, and 51,696 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 80.6% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 72.9% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 36.0% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 25,933 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 4,084,299 cases with 3,865,293 recoveries and a total of 27,263 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.