RECAP: Thailand reports 3,618 daily Covid-19 infections with 38 additional deaths, Thailand discovers second and third cases of Omicron variant


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Thailand discovered a total of 3,618 daily Covid-19 infections with 38 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported today, December 8th.

The fatalities were 18 men and 20 women with the most numbers recorded in Bangkok with 7. 34 of them were Thai nationals, three were Myanmar nationals, and one was a Lao national. The age range was between 25 and 92 years old.

Most of them were reported with underlying health conditions, including hypertension (16), diabetes (11), hyperlipidemia (7), obesity (4), and kidney disease (4).

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Of the new cases, 3,467 were found in hospitals and medical services (which includes contact tracing cases), 95 were from a proactive approach at previously reported clusters, 40 were from prisons, and the remaining 16 were imported cases.

A number of 64,200 patients are still under treatment/isolation/medical care. Of that, 1,217 patients are in critical condition including 321 on ventilators. This is roughly 1.89 percent of cases that are critical while 26.3 percent of that is critical enough for a ventilator.

Regarding the non-prison local infections, the highest number of patients were reported in Bangkok with 847, followed by Nakhon Sri Thammarat with 241, Songkhla with 182, Chiang Mai with 134, Surat Thani with 133, and Chonburi with 109.

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A total number of 263,684 people nationwide have received Covid-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours. Of that, 89,443 people had received their first shots, 127,537 people had received their second shots, and 46,704 people had received their third shots. This is roughly 68.6% of the total Thai population who have had their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, 59.2% who have had a second shot and are fully vaccinated, and 5.3% have had a third booster shot.

As of today, 5,775 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 2,152,384 cases with 2,067,149 recoveries and a total of 21,035 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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Additionally, the CCSA also announced the second and third Omicron infections in Thailand who were both unvaccinated Thai translators who went to a religious conference in Nigeria on November 21st.

They arrived back in Thailand on November 24th and were detected positive during their quarantine before being transferred to a hospitel (quarantine hotel) on November 25th. The Department of Medical Science took their specimen after WHO declared the detection of Omicron. Both of them are now being isolated under public health authorities for disease inspection.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. 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.