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809 new Covid-19 cases, mostly in Samut Sakhon


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday reported 809 new cases, of whom 13 are returnees in quarantine facilities.

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Of the patients, 45 had picked up the virus while visiting high-risk areas, with Samut Sakhon leading the list with 36 cases, followed by five in Tak, three in Bangkok and one in Samut Songkhram.

Meanwhile, proactive testing has led to the discovery of 751 cases, most of which were found in Samut Sakhon with the exception of one case in Ratchaburi.

Of the 13 returnees, seven are Thais returning from Israel, Malaysia, Germany, Belgium, France and the United States. Also testing positive were a Romanian from the UK, a Briton from the United Arab Emirates, a Zimbabwean from Ethiopia, a Mauritian from Spain and a Russian and a Pakistani from their respective countries.

Separately, 797 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 22,058. Of these, 19,553 had been contracted locally, including 12,298 found through proactive testing, while 2,505 were returnees. So far, 14,798 have recovered and been discharged, 7,181 are still in hospital and the death toll remains at 79.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 104.9 million (up by 489,120), of whom 76.77 million have recovered, 25.85 million are active cases (106,524 in severe condition) and 2.28 million have died (up by 14,245).

Thailand ranks 115th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 27.15 million, followed by India 10.79 million, Brazil 9.34 million, Russia 3.9 million and the United Kingdom 3.87 million.

CCSA spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said so far, 48.44 per cent of schools nationwide are still conducting online classes, 29.74 per cent opting for both on-site and online classes, 20.83 per cent have opened fully, while 0.98 per cent are using other methods.

Published : February 04, 2021

By : The Nation