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Today, Thailand’s CCSA reports 2 new imported cases of Covid, 1 of which is a 5 month old Indian baby girl, bringing the total number of cases to 3,922 with 0 new deaths. The Centre for Covid Situation Administration reported that the girl arrived on November 11 on the same flight as 2 previously confirmed cases.

The baby tested positive 5 days later, while displaying symptoms such as a fever and vomitting. The infant was staying at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok, but was later sent to a private hospital and then to the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health for treatment.

The 2nd case is that of a 31 year old Pakistani businessman who arrived via Dubai on November 16, testing positive 5 days later while displaying no symptoms. He was admitted to a private hospital upon receiving positive test results for Covid after staying at an alternative state quarantine facility.

Thailand has reported 3,922 cases since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, with 3,772 being listed as recovered while 6 have been discharged over the past 24 hours. Currently, 90 patients are hospitalised while the death toll has remained at 60.

The number of Covid cases worldwide has increased by 503,724 in the past day, bringing the total to 59.51 million diagnosed since the virus began. The curent worldwide death toll has risen by 7,949 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1.4 million.

The United States still ranks number 1 in the amount of cases reported, at 12.78 million. Its death toll is also the worst in the world as it sits at 263,687. India ranks 2nd with 9.18 million cases and 134,254 deaths.

Recently, out of Thailand’s 7 potential Covid-19 vaccines, 2 have successfully completed the animal testing stage and will proceed to human testing. Dr Nakorn Premsri from the National Vaccine Institute says the 2 vaccines are the mRNA vaccine from the Chula Vaccine Research Centre and BioNet-Asia’s DNA vaccine. Meanwhile there are 3 other international candidate vaccines now vying for an anticipated full release before the end of 2020.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Outbreak in Samut Sakhon is “worrying,” CCSA spokesperson says

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While the number of daily new Covid-19 cases continues to drop, health officials are still scrambling to contain the virus in the prime hotspot: Samut Sakhon. The outbreak in the coastal fishing province is “worrying,” according to Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

Health officials rolled out a proactive mass testing campaign after a spike of Covid-19 cases in mid-December. The vast majority of cases were concentrated around the Central Shrimp Market in the Mahachai fishing hub, which affected a large migrant population. The virus has since spread to 61 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

With the help of proactive testing, more than 4,000 cases were reported in Samut Sakhon. Field hospitals have been set up on the fly to treat and quarantine those that are infected.

But public health officials are still racing to test as many people in the province as possible with plans to inspect 600 factories and test 50 factory workers per day. There are 12,000 factories in Samut Sakhon and Taweeslip says health officials are speeding up testing to “isolate infected people as soon as possible.”

“The outbreak in Samut Sakhon is worrying. It is difficult to conduct active case-finding there. There are many obstacles, including the number of factories… Meanwhile, factory owners and workers must cooperate. There are more than 10,000 small factories where 1-200 people are employed.”

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Night markets in Chiang Mai will be reopened tomorrow after the province went 6 consecutive days with no new Covid-19 cases.

According to Chiang Mai Governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat, the province and the provincial disease control committee agreed to ease up restrictions on social and business activities after the number of infections continually dropped and no new infections were reported during the past week.

As a result, flea markets, night markets, and walking streets across the province will be reopened tomorrow onwards.

However, the governor still reiterates that marketplaces and visitors must follow the disease control measures strictly.

Since the start of the second wave of Covid-19 in mid-December, Chiang Mai has tightened restrictions to prevent the virus spread in the province, with the order to close all markets and social activities for 14 days on January 6.

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CCSA Update: 171 new Covid-19 cases

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171 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. The majority of the cases were detected in a proactive testing campaign. Thailand now has 3,168 active Covid-19 cases. The CCSA has reported a total of 12,594 infections and 70 deaths since the start of the pandemic last year.

Out of the 171 new Covid-19 cases, 125 were detected in a proactive testing campaign primarily among the migrant population in Samut Sakhon.

33 of the cases were local transmissions where people were exposed to the virus while visiting high risk areas. 18 of those cases were reported in Samut Sakhon.

13 of the cases were detected at quarantine facilities for those travelling to Thailand from overseas.

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Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of January 18, according to Worldometers.

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