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94 domestic cases among 121 new Covid-19 patients


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 121 new patients, including 94 domestic cases, over a 24-hour period on Sunday.

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The 94 domestic cases included 18 migrant workers found positive in proactive testing.

As for cases linked to the Samut Sakhon outbreak, Bangkok found 16 new patients, two in Krabi, one in Nakhon Sawan, two (a Myanmar and a Vietnamese) in Nonthaburi, one each in Narathiwat, Pathumthani, Surin, Samut Prakarn, Khon Kaen, Saraburi, three in Ratchaburi, five in Phetchaburi, eight in Rayong, and 11 in Nakhon Pathom.

Forty cases are still under investigation to track the source of infection -- one in Bangkok, three each in Phetchaburi and Tak, two each in Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi, 28 in Rayong (gambling den cluster), and one in Samut Songkhram.

So far 38 provinces in Thailand have reported new cases.

Eight visitors from abroad were found positive in quarantine facilities. The new cases in quarantine facility comprised one Thai who had returned from Russia, one from Germany, two from Egypt, one Yemeni man travelled from the United Arab Emirate and three Swiss came from Sweden and Hungary.

A Myanmar driver was found positive at the border area and was deported to his country for treatment.

Meanwhile, nine patients have recovered and been discharged.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand increased to 6,141 (1,435 in state quarantine and 1,356 from active case finding), of whom 1,902 are in hospital and ad-hoc quarantine facilities and 4,161 have recovered and been discharged, while 60 have died.

According to Worldometer as of 10am on Sunday, the total number of confirmed cases had increased to 80.71 million (up by 451,124), 56.9 million have recovered, 22 million are active cases (105,611 in severe condition) and 1.76 million have died (up by 7,108).

Thailand ranks 142nd for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number with 19.43 million, followed by India 10.18 million, Brazil 7.46 million, Russia 3 million and France 2.55 million.

Published : December 27, 2020

By : The Nation