Thailand’s new COVID-19 cases hit five-month low

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(Xinhua) — Thailand’s COVID-19 cases rose by 4,306 and 37 more fatalities were recorded in the previous 24 hours, the country’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Tuesday.

This figure of below 5,000 new caseloads is considered as the lowest since late June.

The CCSA also reported that all of the new deaths recorded were among senior patients aged over 60 years and patients with underlying diseases.

In response to the new Omicron variant of the virus, the CCSA confirmed on Saturday that travelers from eight African nations including Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe would not be allowed to enter Thailand from Dec. 1 onwards.

From Nov. 1 to Nov. 27, 1,007 people had arrived in Thailand from southern Africa and none had tested positive for COVID-19, the CCSA said.

Since the pandemic started early last year, the accumulative number of COVID-19 currently stands at 2,115,872 with a total of 20,771 deaths.

Over 92 million of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, with roughly 57 percent of the Thai population have been fully vaccinated against the virus so far. Meanwhile, over 3 million Thais have already received the booster shot.

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