OVER the past 24 hours to New Year’s Day there were 279 new coronavirus cases in Thailand with 257 being domestic infections and 16 among migrant workers while two patients also died taking the toll to 63, Amarin TV reported today (Jan. 1, 2021).
THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said that six overseas travellers arrived here and all have been quarantined with two coming from the UK and one each from Germany, Hong Kong, China and the US.
This takes the total number of confirmed cases to 7,164 with 4,273 having been discharged from hospital.
Of the 273 new infections within the country, 257 patients were detected through the monitoring system with three of them linked to the Samut Sakhon cluster, two emerged in Rayong, one in the Pattaya-Chonburi cluster, and 16 with history of going to entertainment places and communities or through occupational risk while 235 cases are being investigated.
This disease has also spread to two more provinces, namely Lamphun and Sa Kaeo, taking the total to 53 so far.
Of the two patients who died, one of them, a 44-year-old Thai man, had visited a restaurant cum bar in Bangkok on Dec. 26 with infection detected on Dec. 30 and death occurred on New Year’s Eve through respiratory failure.
The other death occurred in Mae Sot district of Tak province. The 70-year-old Thai man had crossed back from Myanmar via a natural route on Nov. 29 and was found to be infected with Covid-19 on Dec. 4. He had completed his treatment but fell sick again with pneumonia and died of respiratory failure yesterday.
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