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201 new cases, Bangkok sees rising trend in infections


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday reported 201 new cases, 16 of whom are returnees in quarantine facilities.

Of the remaining 185, 96 were exposed to the virus while visiting high-risk areas. Samut Sakhon leads the list with 56 cases, followed by 23 in Tak, 16 in Bangkok and one in Nonthaburi.

Proactive testing led to the discovery of 89 cases, with 73 in Samut Sakhon, followed by 14 in Tak and one each in Bangkok and Rayong.

Of the returnees, 12 were Thais returning from Japan, Turkey, Sweden, and United States, while the rest hailed from Pakistan, Britain, Sudan and Russia.

Apisamai Srirangsan, assistant CCSA spokesperson, said Bangkok has seen 17 cases in the new wave, with two found in Chulalongkorn University.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been conducting tests in high-risk areas such as Phasi Charoen, Bang Khae, Bang Bon, Klong Toei, Sathorn, Pathum Wan. It has tested 59,845 people, of whom 896 have tested positive so far.

Meanwhile, 885 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 24,104. Of these, 21,514 had been contracted locally, including 13,624 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,590 were returnees. So far, 19,799 have recovered and been discharged, 4,225 are still being treated (2,694 in hospitals and 1,531 in field hospital ), while the death toll stands at 80.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 107.86 million (up by 437,780), 80.02 million have recovered, 25.47 million are active cases (101,470 in severe condition) and 2.36 million have died (up by 14,018).

Thailand ranks 114th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 27.9 million, followed by India 10.87 million, Brazil 9.7 million, Russia 4 million and the United Kingdom 3.98 million.

Published : February 11, 2021

By : The Nation