Daily Covid count rises again to 175

THE coronavirus tally over the past one day to late this morning (Feb. 17) rose again to 175 from just 72 yesterday but the death toll stayed stationary at 82, Siam Rath newspaper said.

The Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said of the 175 new cases 168 were domestic while seven overseas travellers were quarantined.

This takes the cumulative confirmed cases to 24,961 with another 134 patients having recovered, adding up to 23,697 who have been discharged from hospital, while 1,182 are still undergoing treatment.

Regarding the 168 new domestic cases,  54 cases emerged from surveillance and service systems as well as among those who had visited vulnerable locations or held risky professions. Meanwhile proactive search in communities found 114 more patients.

In the current coronavirus outbreak, from Dec. 15, 2020 up to today Feb. 17, 2021, there have been altogether 20,724 cumulative confirmed cases with 19,520 having recovered and 1,182 undergoing treatment. Death toll during this period reached 22.

However the Covid count remained low at hotspot Samut Sakhon province with the provincial Public Health Office saying that yesterday, up to midnight, 73 new cases emerged with 39 found through proactive search and 34 detected in hospitals.

This adds up to 15,826 cumulative confirmed cases in this province with 15,232 either cured or not showing any symptoms after 14-day quarantine. At the same time 587 are undergoing treatment while the death toll remains at seven, with six being Thais and one foreigner.


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