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100 Covid-19 deaths reported on Aug 18 had occurred earlier: DDC

100 Covid-19 deaths reported on Aug 18 had occurred earlier: DDC

THURSDAY, August 19, 2021

Some 100 Covid-19 deaths had not been added to the Covid-19 caseload until Wednesday because the authorities had been waiting for final autopsy results, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said.

Thailand’s daily caseload from Covid-19 hit a record high on Wednesday with 312 deaths and 20,515 infections.

Dr Chawetsan Namwat, the department's director for emergency health hazards and disease, explained that the 100 deaths had occurred between April and August and had not been accounted for – as in the patients had either not been hospitalized or had died from unknown causes.

Dr Chawetsan also said that most of the people in this group were over 60 and had chronic diseases or had not been fully vaccinated.

The doctor confirmed that all Covid-19 jabs, be they mRNA, viral vector or inactivated vaccines, can reduce the risk of developing severe symptoms and death.

"Therefore, vaccinating the elderly and people with chronic diseases is necessary," he concluded.