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CCSA Update: 745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

Caitlin Ashworth

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745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 new coronavirus related death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 4,022 active Covid-19 cases with a total of 8,439 reported cases and 65 deaths.

New Covid-19 death

A 56 year old man from Bangkok died after testing positive for Covid-19, according to CCSA spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin. The man, who is also diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure, travelled to Samut Prakan and returned to Bangkok’s Klong Toey district. On December 28, he reported symptoms of a high fever, muscle ache and being unable to swallow food.

He was admitted to the hospital 2 days later. His blood oxygen level dropped to 80% and health officials say the man had developed pneumonia. He tested positive for Covid-19 on New Years Day. Health officials say he died yesterday due to respiratory failure.

745 new Covid-19 cases

Out of the 745 new cases reported today by the CCSA, 577 were migrant workers who tested positive in mass testing which was rolled out after a large migrant community working around a Samut Sakhon fishing hub tested positive for the coronavirus.

New cases include:

  • 541 cases in Samut Sakhon (This number was announced by health officials yesterday, bring the total number of infections in the province to 2,400.)
  • 42 cases in Rayong
  • 35 cases in Chon Buri
  • 27 cases in Chanthaburi
  • 20 Samut Prakan
  • 2 cases in Trat
  • 1 case in Chainat
  • 1 case in Bangkok

Nation Thailand also reports 60 patients were exposed to the virus at work, or while travelling to high risk areas for work. The other 16 cases in quarantine facilities from those entering Thailand from overseas.

CCSA Update: 745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death | News by Thaiger

CCSA Update: 745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of January 3, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Frank Leboeuf

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    And to think that in a few days we’ll most likely have new clusters linked to the New Year long week-end…

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      ipissonjohn

      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      even worse, drunk driving crashes will be ruled Covid deaths…

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    preesy chepuce

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I imagine COVID fatigue is going to be setting in fairly soon, the media round the world have beaten this thing to death.

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      Issan John

      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      if only they had, preesy.

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    Ian

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve said for weeks its coming and certain people on this comments knocked me down saying Thailand in control my arse I’m just sad my words have come true it was always gonna come just now they can’t hide the figures anymore this is the eye of the storm but the storm will pass eventually once the vaccines arrive it’s gon a be a long storm then by the sounds of it

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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