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126 new Covid-19 cases found in Thailand


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday reported 126 new cases, including 79 from proactive searching.

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Ten overseas travellers tested positive in quarantine facilities. They comprised five Thai nationals and five foreigners. The Thai returnees were each from Germany, the UAE and the US, as well as two from Turkey.

 

The foreigners consisted of an Indian and two Americans from their homeland, and two Australians from the UAE and Malaysia.

 

Meanwhile, 970 patients have recovered and been discharged.

 

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 24,405. Of these, 21,797 had been contracted locally, including 13,833 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,608 were returnees. So far, 21,180 have recovered and been discharged, 3,145 patients are still in hospital (86.79 per cent recovery rate) and 80 people have died.

 

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 108.72 million (up by 423,172), 80.73 million have recovered, 99,388 are in severe condition (down 1,146) and 2.39 million have died (up by 12,353).

 

Thailand ranks 114th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 28.1 million, followed by India 10.89 million, Brazil 9.76 million, Russia 4.04 million and the United Kingdom 4.01 million.

Published : February 13, 2021

By : THE NATION