FRIDAY, March 01, 2024

80 new Covid-19 cases reported, most in major outbreak areas

80 new Covid-19 cases reported, most in major outbreak areas

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday reported 80 new cases, 16 of them overseas travellers in quarantine facilities.

Of the 28 exposed to the disease while visiting high-risk areas, 19 were in Samut Sakhon province, followed by three in Tak, two each in Nakhon Pathom and Bangkok, and one each in Chonburi and Ratchaburi.

Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 36 cases -- 35 in Pathum Thani and one in Nonthaburi.

Of the 16 overseas travellers found to be infected in quarantine facilities, eight Thais had returned from Qatar, the United Kingdom, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Of the eight foreigners, a Lebanese had travelled from the UAE, an American toolmaker from South Africa, two Americans, two Nigerians, a Briton, and a Swiss, from their respective countries.

Meanwhile, 196 patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 26,031. Of these, 23,245 had been contracted locally, including 14,553 found via proactive testing, while 2,786 were returnees. So far, 25,324 have recovered and been discharged, 624 patients are still in hospitals, and 83 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Monday, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 114.69 million (up by 311,706), 90.24 million have recovered, 21,9 million are active cases (90,311 in severe condition) and 2.54 million have died (up by 6,169).

Thailand ranks 114th on the global list of most cases, which is topped by the US with 29.25 million, followed by India 11.11. million, Brazil 10.55 million, Russia 4.25 million and the United Kingdom 4.18