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Over two-thirds of 149 new Covid-19 cases found in Bangkok


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Tuesday reported 149 new cases, five of them overseas travellers in quarantine facilities.

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Of the 21 exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas, 10 were in Bangkok, three each in Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom provinces, two each in Ratchaburi and Pathum Thani provinces and one in Phetchaburi.

Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 123 cases, 90 in Bangkok, 31 in Samut Sakhon, and two in Pathum Thani.

Of the overseas travellers found to be infected in quarantine facilities, two Thais, an Italian, a Dutch and a Pakistani had travelled from Switzerland, Germany and the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, 65 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 27,154. Of these, 24,218 had been contracted locally, including 15,147 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,936 were returnees. So far, 26,299 have recovered and been discharged, 768 patients are still in hospitals, and 87 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 120.77 million (up by 336,327), 97.42 million have recovered, 20.68 million are active cases (89,312 in severe condition) and 2.67 million have died (up by 6,550).

Thailand ranks 115th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 30.14 million, followed by, Brazil 11.53 million, India 11.4 million, Russia 4.4 million and the United Kingdom 4.26 million.

Published : March 16, 2021

By : The Nation