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95 new Covid-19 cases, two-thirds in Samut Sakhon


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Tuesday reported 95 new cases.

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Of the 52 exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas, 40 were in Samut Sakhon, followed by three cases in Pathum Thani, two each in Bangkok, Tak, and Ang Thong, one each in Nakhon Pathum, Nonthaburi, and Ayutthaya.

Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 41 cases, most in Pathum Thani (25), followed by Samut Sakhon (25) and Nonthaburi (2)

A British male and a Thai man who flew in from the United Kingdom were the two cases of overseas travellers in quarantine facilities.

Meanwhile, 76 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 25,599. Of these, 22,885 had been contracted locally, including 14,448 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,714 were returnees. So far, 24,446 have recovered and been discharged, 1,070 patients are still in hospitals, and 83 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 112.26 million (up by 286,116), 87.78 million have recovered, 22.98 million are active cases (93,916 in severe condition) and 2.49 million have died (up by 6,522).

Thailand ranks 114th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 28.82 million, followed by India 11.01 million, Brazil 10.2 million, Russia 4.18 million and the United Kingdom 4.13 million.

Published : February 23, 2021

By : The Nation