1. Vaccination Progress

– Yesterday, Thailand administered 688,481 doses of vaccines, increasing the accumulated number of vaccinations to over 60 million doses (60,228,105 doses).

– 14 provinces, namely, Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Phetchaburi, and Rayong have reached the target Thailand set to inoculate 50 per cent of the population in every province by the end of October.

– On the goal of inoculating 70 per cent of elderly population in every province, 8 provinces have inoculated more than 70 per cent of their elderly population, namely Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong and Surat Thani.

2. The number of new confirmed cases today is 10,035 cases. There are currently 110,265 active cases with 10,590 new recoveries, and 60 new fatalities. The accumulated number of fatalities is 17,751 or 1.03 percent.

3. Recap of the Thai briefing by Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan

3.1 Global:

– The global trend of newly infected cases is continuously going downward.

In Asia, while the trend in Myanmar is remaining stable, most of Thailand’s neighboring countries are now seeing lower numbers in new cases.

3.2 Thailand:

– Overall, most provinces in Thailand is now experiencing the downward trend, with Bangkok Metropolitan Area doing well in reducing the number of newly infected cases, as well as 67 other provinces. Anyhow, for the provinces in the southern provinces, the number is going up slowly. So, governemnt agencies are now exerting more efforts to curb this trend.

– Data shows that 60 per cent of death toll since April did not receive any vaccine, while 19 per cent of that got one dose of vaccine, and people who received full 2 doses made up less than 1 per cent of the statistic.

3.3 Other:

– The CCSA today reviewed development in the past two weeks and discussed further on the relaxation of current measures. Such matter will be discussed again at the General CCSA on Thursday, 14 October 2021—which will be chaired by the Prime Minister of Thailand.

4. The Crossroad

– As mentioned last week, we were at a crossroad where our strong will and endeavors may flatten the curve.

– Hence, it is important to strictly implement all the recommended safety measures, including 1) vaccine coverage 2) universal prevention 3) active testing using the ATKs and 4) COVID-free Setting, to realize our reopening plans. In short, never let our guard down.

5. World Mental Health Day

– Yesterday (10 October) was World Mental Health Day – an international day for mental health education and awareness.

– The COVID-19 pandemic has become a big part of our lives and had an impact on people’s mental health globally, including children. Therefore, it is important for us all to take a break and keep your mental health in check.

– If you feel stressed, you may find talking to someone you trust helpful. If you see your friends struggling, please offer them help. By all means, do seek help from a professional should you find you need it.

Full CCSA English briefing can be viewed here >>> https://fb.watch/8zJsZm34fv/

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

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