Of the total, 215 are domestic cases whose occupations exposed them to or took them to risky places in Samut Songkhram (2 cases), Bangkok (28), Ratchaburi (3), Samut Sakhon (20), Ayutthaya (2), Lopburi (3), Chonburi (70), Chanthaburi (28), Kanchanaburi (2), Nakhon Pathom (2), Pathum Thani (3), Nonthaburi (2), Phichit (2), Chachoengsao (2), Chiang Mai (1), Nakhon Ratchasima (2), Samut Prakarn (34), Rayong (4), Ratchaburi (1), Surin (2), and Surat Thani (2).
Ninety-nine people were found positive in proactive testing -- 47 in Samut Sakhon (41 migrant workers and six Thais), 30 in Rayong (three migrant workers and 27 Thais), four Thais in Chonburi, seven in Chanthaburi, one in Samut Songkhram, five in Prachinburi, and five in Trat.
Thirty-five cases are under investigation to find the source of the infection -- one each in Trat, Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Pathum Thani, Bangkok (5), Chonburi (6), Rayong (10), Samut Prakarn (10).
Thirteen of the 16 patients testing positive in quarantine facilities were Thais -- two each from Turkey and Germany, one each from Canada, Israel, Switzerland and Malaysia and five from the United States. The three foreigners were an American and two Ethiopians from their respective countries.
CCSA spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said a 63-year-old male driver, who transferred migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, had died. His symptoms developed on December 27 with high fever, cough, and runny nose. The patient was admitted after oxygen in his blood dropped to 76 per cent and he was diagnosed with pneumonia. During treatment, his kidney was found to have failed. He passed away on January 5 afternoon after respiratory and multiple organ failures.
Meanwhile, 21 patients have recovered and been discharged.
The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 9,331 – 7,249 of which were contracted domestically, including 2,575 migrant workers, and 2,082 returnees. So far, 4,418 have recovered and been discharged, while the death toll increased to 66.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Monday, the total number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 86.83 million (up by 534,035), 63.4 million have recovered, 23.42 million are active cases (108,091 in severe condition) and 1.87 million have died (up by 13,343).
Thailand ranks 130th in the global list of most cases, while the US tops the list with 21.57 million, followed by India 10.37 million, Brazil 7.81 million, Russia 3.28 million and United Kingdom 2.77 million.
Published : January 06, 2021
By : The Nation