Thailand reports fewest new COVID-19 cases in seven weeks

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Thailand on Tuesday (Sept 14) reported 11,786 new COVID-19 cases and 136 deaths, the fewest number of new cases reported since late July.

Of the new cases, 271 were discovered in prisons.

Meanwhile, 14,378 recoveries were also reported, which continues the decline in Thailand’s overall COVID-19 case load.

The country’s total number of infections has risen to more than 1.40 million since the pandemic began, with more than 97 percent of that being reported since the third wave of the outbreak started in April.

The death toll climbed to 14,631, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

It also reported that more than 95 percent of the new deaths were among senior patients aged over 60 years and patients with underlying diseases, while 85 percent of the total deaths were among people who had not been vaccinated.

Over 40 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. More than 17 percent of the country’s nearly 70-million population have been fully vaccinated, according to the CCSA.