RECAP: Thailand reports 19,851 daily Covid-19 infections with 240 additional deaths

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Thailand discovered a total of 19,851 daily Covid-19 infections with 240 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, adding a total of Covid-19 cases to reach one million since the start of the pandemic, CCSA assistant spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan announced today, August 20th.

The fatalities were 129 men and 111 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 75. Of that, 234 were Thai nationals, five were Myanmar nationals, and one was a Chinese national. The age range was between 7 months old and 93 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, and obesity. Six of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 16,125 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 3,391 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 325 were from prisons, and the remaining 10 were imported cases.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 4,181, followed by Samut Sakhon with 1,556, Chonburi with 1,348, Samut Prakan with 1,055, Nakhon Ratchasima with 575, and Saraburi with 494.

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A total number of 860,777 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 651,606 people had received their first shots, 201,318 people had received their second shots, and 7,853 people had received their third shots. This is a new daily record.

As of today, 20,478 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 1,009,710 cases with 795,805 recoveries and a total of 8,826 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.