Thailand announces 14,053 daily Covid-19 infections with 129 additional deaths today

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Thailand reported a total of 14,053 daily Covid-19 infections with 129 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, April 29th.

The fatalities were 73 men and 56 women with the highest rate in Bangkok with 10. 123 of them were Thai nationals, three were Myanmar nationals, and one of each was a Ukraine, Lao, and Cambodian national. The age range was between 16 and 100 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including cancer (5), kidney disease (34), obesity (8), stroke (22), and heart disease (27). 13 of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 13,920 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 31 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 28 were from prisons, and the remaining 74 were imported cases.

A number of 155,910 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,818 patients are in critical condition including 815 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.16 percent of cases that are critical while 44.8 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 3,225, followed by Khon Kaen with 480, Si Saket with 475, Chonburi with 467, Buriram with 462, and Samut Prakan with 407.

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A total number of 165,374 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 24,205 people had received their first shots, 53,270 people had received their second shots, and 87,899 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, 73.6% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 37.0% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 16,782 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 4,238,061 cases with 4,053,751 recoveries and a total of 28,400 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.