RECAP: Thailand finds 9,810 daily Covid-19 infections with 66 additional deaths today, Thailand Reopening plan summarized

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Thailand discovered a total of 9,810 daily Covid-19 infections with 66 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, October 22nd.

The fatalities were 31 men and 35 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 10. 63 of them were Thai nationals, two were Myanmar nationals, and one was a Vietnamese national. The age range was between 39 and 100 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (36), diabetes (22), hyperlipidemia (16), obesity (10), and kidney disease (10). Three of the fatalities were bedridden patients.

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Of the new cases, 9,001 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 679 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 120 were from prisons, and the remaining 10 were imported cases.

A number of 102,317 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 2,585 patients are in critical condition including 583 on ventilators. This is roughly 2.52 percent of cases that are critical while 22.5 percent of that is critical enough for a ventilator.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest numbers of patients were reported in Bangkok with 908, followed by Songkhla with 676, Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 662, Yala with 432, Pattani with 442, and Chiang Mai with 412. Meanwhile, Chonburi reported 299 infections today.

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A total number of 714,104 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 318,428 people had received their first shots, 368,380 people had received their second shots, and 27,296 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 54.6% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 38.6% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 2.9% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 10,513 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 1,831,389 cases with 1,710,447 recoveries and a total of 18,625 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

CSSA Deputy Spokesperson Apisamai Srirangsan has also summarized the official details of the Thailand reopening plan that were released by the Thai Government and published in the Royal Gazette last night.

To summarize, Thailand has now approved quarantine-free entry from November 1st for fully vaccinated from Covid-19 arrivals from 46 countries which are Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, and Hong Kong. They must have been in the approved countries for 21 days or more with some required documents upon arrival.

Additionally, travelers not from the 46 countries listed but fully vaccinated are welcome to choose from the 17 so-called “Blue Zone” destinations for their first 7-night mandatory stay within the destination before being able to visit other parts of Thailand.

TPN Media has previously reported yesterday’s announcement which can be found HERE and the full list of details and requirements from the official press release, by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), can be found HERE.

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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.