Thailand’s total COVID-19 infections since last year have surpassed the one-million mark to reach 1,009,710 cases today (Friday), with 19,851 new cases and 240 more deaths reported, including a seven-month old and a one year old, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The accumulated infection total puts Thailand at 34th place on the global COVID-19 ranking.
Total deaths, since last year, are 8,826 and 205,079 people are still being treated in general and field hospitals, as well as at other health facilities. 5,388 people are in a severe condition, including 1,161 on ventilators. Recoveries today were 20,478.
CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that rapid antigen tests on people in Bangkok, conducted between August 1st and 19th, show an infection rate of 14.4%. Those testing positive are required to enter home isolation immediately and to enter community isolation facilities or hospitals if the results are confirmed by RT-PCR tests.
She disclosed that the waiting list to be admitted to hospitals has shortened to just a day, as more hospital beds become available.
Regarding the daily death toll, she said the number of fatalities in the provinces is tending to increase, adding that a study of 4,656 COVID-19 related deaths shows 2,969 (63.8%) had not been vaccinated, 316 cases (7%) had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine two weeks before falling ill, 118 (2.6%) had received one dose of AstraZeneca four weeks before falling ill and 26 cases (0.6%) had received two doses of AstraZeneca.
The ten provinces with the highest numbers of new infections today are:
- Bangkok (4,181)
- Samut Sakhon (1,556)
- Chon Buri (1,348)
- Samut Prakan (1,055)
- Nakhon Ratchasima (575)
- Saraburi (494)
- Pathum Thani (461)
- Nakhon Pathom (460)
- Ayutthaya (453)
- Rayong (414)
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