319 got first Covid jab so far, all in good health

NO SERIOUS side effects have been found among the 319 people who got the first of two Covid-19 vaccinations over the weekend (Feb. 27-28), said today (March 1, 2021).

Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said of the 319 who already got the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine 93 were in Nonthaburi province, 14 in Nakhon Pathom, two in Samut Prakan and 210 in Samut Sakhon, the hotspot of the outbreak.

Those already vaccinated in Samut Sakhon include medical personnel, community volunteers and staff working closely with patients, those with underlying diseases and the general public with altogether 35,000 doses needed here.

These vaccines have been distributed to 13 provinces so far with these being Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Ratchaburi with Phuket and Koh Samui to receive them today.

Earlier 11.30 a.m. CCSA announced that over the past one day there were 80 new Covid-19 cases taking the cumulative confirmed cases to 26,031 but the death toll stayed stationary at 83.

So far 25,324 patients have recovered while 624 are undergoing treatment.

Of today’s 80 cases, 64 were domestic while 16 overseas travellers were quarantined. The domestic cases were divided into two groups, with 28 emerging through surveillance and service systems while 36 were found through proactive search in communities.

Four of the 16 overseas travellers came from Bahrain while two each arrived from Nigeria, the UK, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and the US and one each from Switzerland and South Africa.


Top: A nurse preparing to give a patient a vaccine. Photo: David Cheskin / PA published by The Guardian

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