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Thailand's COVID-19 tally surpasses 40,000

17 Apr 2021, 21:30 GMT+10

BANGKOK, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Thailand registered 1,547 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number in the country to 40,585, the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Saturday.

Of the new cases, 1,544 were domestic infections and three others were quarantined arrivals, CCSA spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

Two more deaths were reported on Saturday, taking the death toll to 99, Taweesin said.

The two fatalities referred to a 38-year-old Thai male, who reportedly had obesity, and a 51-year-old Thai male, who reportedly had a heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, he said.

As of Friday, a total of 605,259 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Thailand as the country recently accelerate its inoculation campaign, according to the official data.

So far, 28,570 patients have fully recovered and been released from hospitals while 11,916 others are currently hospitalized.

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