1. The number of new confirmed cases today is 11,754 cases. There are currently 115,233 active cases with 12,473 new recoveries and 123 new fatalities. The accumulated number of fatalities is 16,850.

2. Yesterday, a cumulative total of 2,288,728 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were registered from a dual system of MOPH Immunization Centre and Mor Prom application due to a delay in the system. These numbers can be broken down into 792,116 first jabs, 1,352,463 second doses, and 144,149 booster shots respectively. The aggregate total of vaccines administered nationwide now stands at roughly 53.7 million doses.

3. Dr. Apisamai indicated that the next milestone for dealing with COVID-19 is to inoculate 50 per cent of all residents in each province by October 2021. The same timeframe applies to the setting up of a model COVID-free district in each province with at least 70 per cent of its inhabitants being fully vaccinated. The situation in the SBPs continues to be worrying as the region now accounts for 17 per cent of new infections at the national level. In this regard, cooperation from the general public is vital in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

4. Today marked the kick-off date for the adjustment of public health measures with a set of activities now permissible. Quarantine days for those travelling into Thailand have been reduced. Business hours for shopping malls, convenient stores and a number of other types of establishment have also been adjusted to remain open until no later than 21.00 hrs.

5. Thailand received the first 2 million doses of the 30 million doses of government-purchased Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, with another 6 million doses expected in October. Additional doses will be delivered until the 30 million doses benchmark has been reached by the end of 2021. After inspection, the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to children aged 12-18 years, about 5 million in total, with 10 million doses earmarked for the said group while the rest will be used for the general public.

6. Thailand’s Cabinet has approved the Public Health Ministry’s proposal to purchase 60 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses in 2022. The first lot of 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines is expected to be delivered within the first quarter of 2022, followed by 30 million doses in the second quarter and 15 million in the third quarter consecutively. Thailand has plans to purchase or receive other types of COVID-19 vaccines until the end of this year in order to complement the national vaccine scheme for 2021.

7. According to the Department of Disease Control, 11 provinces have vaccinated more than 50 per cent of their population, namely Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Phang-nga, Phuket, and Ranong. The general public is encouraged to continue to observe universal prevention measures, even if they are fully vaccinated.

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Source: CCSA, Ministry of Public Health and Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.