92 Covid cases today, one of them a nurse

THE daily coronavirus count remained below a hundred today (Feb 21) reaching 92, up slightly from 82 yesterday, but a nurse in Chonburi province was among those who got infected, Siam Rath newspaper said.

This adds up to a total of 25,415 cumulative confirmed cases, with there being no additional fatalities and the toll remaining at 83.

Another 156 patients recovered, raising the total of those cured so far to 24,285 while 1,047 remained hospitalized.

Of today’s 92 cases, 86 were domestic while six overseas travellers were quarantined. Of the former total 48 cases emerged in surveillance and health care systems while 38 were found through proactive search in communities.

A breakdown of the 48 cases that emerged in surveillance and health care systems shows 33 appeared in Samut Sakhon province (19 Thais and 14 Myanmar nationals, aged 19-69), three in Bangkok (all Thais, aged 7-47 years), seven in Pathum Thani (all Thais, aged 25-71 years), one in Chonburi (a 25-year-old nurse), one in Khon Kaen (a ten-year-old student) and three in Ang Thong (all Thais, aged 24-60 years).

Regarding the 38 cases found through proactive screening 27 emerged in Samut Sakhon (18 Thais and nine Myanmar nationals, aged 13-71), ten in Pathum Thani (seven Thais and three Myanmar nationals, aged 17-68) and one in Angthong (Thai citizen)

Of the new batch of six quarantined foreign travellers one each came from Germany, the US, Brazil, Ethiopia, Kuwait and Oman.


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