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64 new Covid-19 cases reported, over two-thirds in Samut Sakhon


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday reported 64 new cases, 10 of whom were overseas travellers in quarantine facilities.

Of the 29 exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas, 24 were in Samut Sakhon, two each in Bangkok and Tak, and one in Nonthaburi.

Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 25 cases, 17 in Samut Sakhon, four each in Pathum Thani and Bangkok.

Of the overseas travellers found to be infected in quarantine facilities, three Thais had returned from Croatia and the United Arab Emirates, a Malaysian had travelled from Indonesia, while a Bangladeshi, a Dutch, a Myanmar, a German, an American and a UAE national had come from their respective countries.

Meanwhile, 45 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 26,305. Of these, 23,472 had been contracted locally, including 14,641 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,833 were returnees. So far, 25,686 have recovered and been discharged, 534 patients are still in hospitals and 85 have died.

According to the CCSA's virus transmission map, 55 provinces have not had a case for more than 28 days, five provinces have been free for 15-28 days, six provinces for 7-14 days, five provinces have seen new cases in the last 3-6 days and six provinces have had new cases almost every day.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 116.67 million (up by 447,051), 92.28 million have recovered, 21.75 million are active cases (89,431 in severe condition) and 2.59 million have died (up by 9,655).

Thailand ranks 115th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 29.59 million, followed by India 11.19 million, Brazil 10.87 million, Russia 4.3 million and the United Kingdom 4.2.

Published : March 06, 2021

By : The Nation