WORLD Thailand reports 21,038 new COVID-19 infections, total tops 800,000

WORLD

Thailand reports 21,038 new COVID-19 infections, total tops 800,000

Xinhua

18:56, August 11, 2021

A worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks across the platform at the 104 year old Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Photo: AP)

BANGKOK, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Thailand on Wednesday reported 21,038 new COVID-19 cases and 207 more fatalities, both the third-highest daily tally since the pandemic began, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

The country's total number of infections has risen to 816,989, and the death toll climbed to 6,795, according to the CCSA.

The government has been trying to secure more vaccines and accelerate the vaccine roll-out to create herd immunity with the aim to vaccinate some 70 percent of the nearly 70-million population by the end of the year.

As of Tuesday, the country has administered more than 21 million doses of vaccines, with more than 6 percent of the whole population having been fully vaccinated, according to the CCSA.

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