The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, September 22nd, that the number of Covid-19 infections and fatalities in almost every province is decreasing.
Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, director of the Thai emergency disease and health hazards control division under the Department of Disease Control, stated today, September 22nd, 2021, that the Covid-19 infections trend nationwide has decreased in all areas, except four provinces in the southern regions which are still unstable as new clusters are constantly found in the areas, driven partially by porous borders in the area with Malaysia.
He also reported that in terms of general Covid vaccinations that the number has increased by 811,915 doses today, with accumulatively 46,023,016 doses since the first allocation in the country.
63 percent of the injections have covered elders over 60-years-old in 29 dark-red zone provinces. More than 70 percent of elderly people in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, and Chachoengsao have been vaccinated and more than 50 percent of the elderly population in Phetchabun, Nakhon Nayok Phra Nakhon, Si Ayutthaya, Sing Buri, and Prachuap Khiri Khan have received the vaccination.
The average number of the first Covid-19 injections nationwide among the elderly over 60 years old is 55 percent. The Department stated that the goal is that by the end of September, 70 percent of the elderly nationwide would receive their first injections while in October, 70 percent of the elderly should be fully vaccinated and 50 percent of other groups of populations should have the first injection.
The Director continued with the daily infection report with a total of 11,252 cases, 7 from foreign infections and 28 from inmate infections, and an accumulative number of 1,511,357 cases. 13,695 people have fully recovered, accumulatively 1,366,533 people since the outbreak, and 129,071 cases are being treated at hospitals and field hospitals. All of this data is from September 22nd, 2021.
There are 3,464 patients are in critical condition, decreasing from 4,917 reported on September 1st. Today’s number of 753 on ventilators also decreased from September 1st with 1,040 cases, according to Chawetsan.
Chawetsan stated to the press: “The decrease in the number of infections was due to the proactive approach of the authorities as soon as new clusters were found in particular areas. When encountering a new cluster, we inspected for nearby exposure and close contacts of infections who lived in the same house or participated in the same activities, etc.”
“The infection trend of the world is also showing signs of easing. The Bangkok Metropolitan Region is also decreasing continuously. Patients who are in critical condition have also reduced. However, preventing small clusters in various areas must be strict in order continue to further decline Covid-19 infections.” Chawetsan concluded.
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