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Thailand on Thursday (September 2) reported 14,956 new COVID-19 cases, 17,936 recoveries and 262 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.
● 14,956 recoveries
● 14,600 new infections
● 356 prison / prison infections
Thursday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,234,487 with 12,103 deaths.
(Total infections since April 1: 1,031,278)
The news comes as Public Health officials will accelerate the vaccination of people aged over 50 as a matter of urgency, after it was discovered that 80% COVID-19 related fatalities were people aged 50 and over, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
CCSA Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan noted that the majority of the deaths were among the elderly and those afflicted by any of seven underlining diseases.
(Source: – Asean Now)