Thailand records 126 new COVID-19 cases and 970 new recoveries today

A mother wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus applies a sanitiser to her child while riding the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok in January 5, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) recorded 126 new COVID-19 cases and 970 new recoveries today (Saturday).

Of the new infections, 116 were locally-acquired and 10 are among arrivals from abroad. Of the locally-acquired infections, 53 are in Samut Sakhon, 52 in Tak province, 7 in Bangkok, 2 in Phetchaburi and 1 each in Pathum Thani and Samut Songkhram.

Cumulative infections, since December 15th, are 20,168. These include 13,833 cases found during proactive screening, 5,501 among those under observation and 834 imported cases.

Cumulative infections, since the first in Thailand early last year,are 24,405, including 21,797 locally-acquired infections and 2,608 imported cases.

In the coastal province of Samut Sakhon, the provincial health office reported only 53 new cases at Midnight on Friday, including 33 Myanmar migrant workers and 20 Thais.

These push total infections in the province, since December 15th,to 15,624. Proactive screening identified 13,249 cases and the rest were among those already under observation in hospitals.

664 patients are still being treated in hospitals and 2,050, all of them Myanmar migrant workers, are under observation in field hospitals.

Health officials have, so far, tested 174,426 people in the province.

The ten provinces with high infections recorded since December 18th are:

1. Samut Sakhon, 15,624
2. Bangkok, 912
3. Chon Buri, 650
4. Rayong, 581
5. Samut Prakan, 361
6. Chanthaburi, 221
7. Nonthaburi, 170
8. Pathum Thani, 148
9. Tak, 129
10. Ang Thong, 113

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