Brazilian COVID variant detected in Thai state quarantine as daily infections surge
The Brazilian COVID-19 variant has been detected among some arrivals from overseas currently in Thai state quarantine, assistant spokesperson for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan told the media today (Wednesday).
She did not, however, offer any details about the Brazilian variant, whether it is the highly contagious P.1. variant which is three times more deadly for those aged 18-45 or not.
The Brazilian variant detection has been found only in overseas arrivals and not in communities yet. The infections of the new variant has been contained and the patients have been properly treated, according to CCSA.
Thailand recorded 2,112 new COVID-19 cases and 15 fatalities today.
Dr. Apisamai said that 30,222 people are still being treated in hospitals. Of these, 1,042 patients are in a critical condition, including 343 who are on ventilators, she added.