Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, no fatalities
Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, 131 locally transmitted cases, another 58 being discovered through proactive screening, of which over 90% are asymptomatic. The rest are among those entering country legally and in state quarantine. There are 734 new recoveries, and no fatalities were recorded today (Friday). There are still 4,519 patients receiving treatment.
The government says the use of tracing applications is necessary to protect Thailand. If anyone becomes infected, conceals their movements and has not been using the tracing application, it will be very difficult to trace their contacts and they will face legal action.
There are now infections in 57 provinces. Buri Ram is the latest to find an infection, which is related to Pattaya. Samut Sakhon has the largest cluster, mostly discovered through proactive screening. The province’s total infections, in since mid-December, has now reached 3,142 cases, followed by Chonburi at 475, Rayong 427 and Bangkok at 364.
There are 20 provinces still free of COVID-19. They are Srisaket, Yasothon, Bungkarn, Nongbualumpoo, Roi Ed, Kalasin, Nakorn Phanom, Mukdahan, Prae, Phayao, Chiang Rai, Mar Hong Son, Uthai Thani, Phitsanuloke, Phang nga, Phatthalung, Pattani and Yala.
There are another four provinces which have not recorded any new infections in the last 14 days. They are Phetchabun, Kamphaeng Phet, Udon Thani and Phuket.