795 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 7,169 active cases, a record high for Thailand with the vast majority of cases detected in mass testing campaign rolled out in the Covid-19 hotspot Samut Sakhon, just southwest of Bangkok.
Out of the 795 new cases, 759 were detected in active case finding in Samut Sakhon. 24 cases were local transmissions in high risk areas including 18 in Samut Sakhon, 4 in Bangkok, 1 in Tak and 1 in Maha Sarakham. The last 12 cases were detected in quarantine for those arriving in Thailand from overseas.
The CCSA has reported a total of 21,249 cases and 79 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Since the new wave of infections, originating from the December 15 outbreak at a shrimp market in Samut Sakhon, the CCSA has reported 12,746 Covid-19 cases, making up nearly 79% of Thailand’s total number of cases. In the new wave of infections, a total of 799 cases were reported in Bangkok.
SOURCE: Nation Thailand
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