245 new cases, 181 locally transmitted-Covid update

Thailand is reporting 245 new Covid-19 infections today, with 181 of those cases being locally-transmitted. Today’s news, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, brings the total amount of Covid-19 infections in Thailand to 10,298 since the start of the pandemic. The death toll has remained at 67, while 6,428 have fully recovered from the virus.

Samut Sakhon was the province with most new local infections reported in the past 24 hours (73), followed by Chon Buri (49), Samut Prakan (23), Bangkok (22) and Rayong (15).

The figures in Samut Sakhon included 22 migrant workers found in active testingBelow is the CCSA’s infographic for today’s reported cases…

245 new cases, 181 locally transmitted-Covid update | News by Thaiger

43 of those new infections were found by pro-actively screening those at a high risk, while 21 infections were found in people undergoing quarantine. The amount of new cases today has increased from yesterday’s number by 40.

But Thailand’s Public Health Ministry speculates that the current wave of Covid-19 infections is likely to “slow down” by the end of this month. Dr. Opas Kankawinpong, the director-general of the Disease Control Department is warning that the virus could still, indeed, spread in office buildings and congested areas after such infections has been detected found in a few Bangkok offices.

Since the recent outbreak was detected between December 15-20 at the seafood markets in Samut Sakhon province, just southwest of central Bangkok, the number of Covid-19 infections detected jumped by 5,604, accounting for more than half of the total amount of cases reported in Thailand since the pandemic began up to December 20.

SOURCE: Thai Enquirer

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