31.3m people have got the first Covid jab, 800 their fourth

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said today (Sept. 26) 50,101,055 doses of Covid vaccines have administered across the country so far, Siam Rath newspaper said.

Altogether 31.3 million people have received their first Covid jab, 16.9 million their second, 773,603 their third and 800 their fourth.

Yesterday 112,215 people were vaccinated with 40,659 getting their first jab, 67,821 their second, 3,735 their third and none their fourth.

There were 12,353 new coronavirus cases and 125 deaths over 24 hours to this morning taking the death toll to 16,268.

Of this batch of cases 10,809 were new patients, 1,000 were found through proactive search in communities, 532 fell sick in prisons and detention centres while 12 overseas arrivals were placed in quarantine.

This takes the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 1,561,638 and in the current wave that began in April 1,532,775 

Another 14,305 patients were cured taking total recoveries to 1,422,907.  Still undergoing treatment are 122,463 patients with 35,051 being in hospitals and 87,412 in field hospitals while 3,324 are critically ill with 724 being on ventilators.

It was also revealed that there are Covid cases in 74 of 77 provinces today with Nan, Mukdahan and Bueng Kan not logging any new patients.

Bangkok still has the most cases but today’s total of 1,987 is an almost two-month low.  Samut Prakan rose to second place with 713 cases while Chonburi is at third place with 651 cases.

Four southern provinces are among the 10 top with most infections today, namely Yala, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla and Narathiwat with health officials saying this region remained worrisome.

Meanwhile 36 provinces in the east and west reported over a hundred cases covering almost the whole of the two regions.


 A Thai doctor holding a syringe with Covid vaccine, top, and a health official collecting a nasal swab sample from a patient, Home Page. Photos: NNT

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