The new cases consisted of 83 domestic cases, 126 cases from active search operation, and 21 patients in quarantine.
The 83 domestic cases included 55 cases in Samut Sakhon, 12 in Bangkok, six in Ang Thong, five in Chonburi, two in Khon Kaen, and one case each in Chanthaburi, Chaiyaphum and Pathum Thani provinces.
Of the 126 cases,110 were found in Samut Sakhon, five in Chonburi, four in Rayong, three in Pathum Thai, two in Samut Prakan and one each in Chachoengsao and Chanthaburi provinces. Most of these patients were foreign workers.
The infected travellers from overseas consisted of seven from the UK, six from Turkey, three from Germany and one each from Qatar, Ethiopia, Russia, the US and Malaysia.
CCSA spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin informed that total patients this week (as of Saturday) were 1,627, down from 2,674 last week.
Regarding the clusters in Thailand, Taweesin said they were from gambling dens in eastern provinces, entertainment venues in Bangkok, a cockfight ring in Ang Thong, and Samut Sakhon’s shrimp market.
As of January 13, total new patients from each cluster showed a decrease, especially those related to gambling dens.
The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 11,680 – 9,413 of which were contracted domestically, including 3,386 found via proactive testing, and 2,267 returnees. So far, 8,906 have recovered and been discharged, 2,704 patients are still in hospital and the death toll has increased to 70.
Taweesin explained that the 70 fatality was a man in Bangkok, who died on January 14. He had visited an entertainment venue two times in December.
According to Worldometer, as of midnight on Friday, the total number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 94.3 million (up by 761,554), 67.34 million have recovered, 26.96 million are active cases (111,481 in severe condition) and 2 million have died (up by 14,816).
Thailand ranks 127th on the global list of most cases, while the US tops the list with 24.1 million, followed by India 10.54 million, Brazil 8.39 million, Russia 3.52 million and the United Kingdom 3.31 million.