Thailand announces 14,437 daily Covid-19 infections with 127 additional deaths today

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Thailand reported a total of 14,437 daily Covid-19 infections with 127 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, April 28th.

The fatalities were 69 men and 58 women with the highest rate in Bangkok with 11. All of them were Thai nationals. The age range was between 12 and 104 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (9), kidney disease (34), obesity (9), stroke (15), and heart disease (18). 17 of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 14,229 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 107 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 24 were from prisons, and the remaining 77 were imported cases.

A number of 158,768 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,827 patients are in critical condition including 850 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.15 percent of cases that are critical while 46.5 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 3,056, followed by Khon Kaen with 499, Chonburi with 499, Samut Prakan with 454, Si Saket with 421, and Buriram with 409.

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A total number of 150,767 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 23,594 people had received their first shots, 49,580 people had received their second shots, and 77,593 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 80.8% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 73.5% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 36.9% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 18,509 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 4,224,008 cases with 4,036,909 recoveries and a total of 28,271 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.