194 new coronavirus cases with 181 being domestic

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced late this morning (Dec. 31) that 194 coronavirus cases emerged over the past 24 hours with 181 being domestic infections, nine among migrant workers and 13 overseas arrivals who have all been quarantined, Siam Rath newspaper reported.

Of the 13 overseas travellers, two each came from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates and one each from Hong Kong, UK, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Kuwait and Russia.

This takes the total number of cases to 6,884, with 1,392 infections among migrant workers, while the death toll remained stationary at 61.

Twenty-eight more patients have been cured adding up to 4,240 who have been discharged from hospital while 2,583 are still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile Chulalongkorn Hospital today announced the reduction of outpatient services due Covid-19 having rapidly increased the number of cases with more patients suspected to be infected coming in for treatment.

Therefore to prevent any risk of those who receive this hospital’s services and also to reduce the number of patients this hospital will not be accepting any new walk in patients except for those with severe symptoms or an emergency from January 4, 2021 onwards.


Top: Lantana flowers which are Covid-19 lookalike. Photo: Jim & Robin Kunze (CC BY 2.0

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