248 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 975 active Covid-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic, the CCSA has reported a total of 27,402 coronavirus infections and 88 deaths. The CCSA did not release information on the recent coronavirus death.
Health officials rolled out a mass Covid-19 testing campaign in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district after a cluster of infections were detected in the area. Recently, 4 biosafety mobile vehicles have been sent to the Bang Khae district to facilitate Covid-19 testing efforts.
More than 6,000 people in the district have been tested so far, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the CCSA daily report in English. Natapanu says that the increase in the daily Covid-19 count through active case finding shows that health officials are “in control.”
“Expect to see the number of positive cases in the days ahead to be increased slightly from last week. But rest assured that these are from the active case finding… the faster we find them (infections) the better.”
163 of the 248 new cases were detected through active case finding primarily in Bangkok. 79 other new cases are linked to high risk areas in Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok, Tak, Ratcahaburi, Samut Prakan, Suphan Buri, Phetchaburi, Songkhla, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Si Sa Ket.
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