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Thailand's Covid-19 situation 'not a cause for concern yet'

Jan 18. 2021
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By The Nation

Thailand's Covid-19 situation is not severe, an infectious disease expert at MedPark Hospital, said on Sunday.

Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee said the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Johns Hopkins (JHU) evaluate the situation in each country once they receive information.

According to WHO, Thailand's number of Covid-19 cases from December 14 to January 14 and 24-hour average were 7,025 and 271 respectively, accounting for an infection rate of 10.2 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively per 100,000 population.

Meanwhile, JHU said the country's number of Covid-19 cases in the past 30 days and 24-hour average were 7,189 and 459 respectively, accounting for an infection rate per 100,000 population of 10.4 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.

"Both organisations have evaluated Thailand in "not high burden and not growing" countries, thanks to people's cooperation to contain the spread of the virus", Mondej said.

He urged Thais to continue following the government's Covid-19 prevention measures.

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