Thailand records 175 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday
New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Wednesday) soared back into three-digits with 175 cases, compared to yesterday’s 72, with Pathum Thani having the most at 82, followed by 73 cases in Samut Sakhon, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin at a news briefing today.
Of the new cases, 168 were locally-acquired and seven are arrivals in state quarantine from the United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Britain, Japan and Austria.
114 of the locally-acquired cases were found during proactive screening. These include 74 in Pathum Thani, 39 in Samut Sakhon and 1 in Bangkok. There are also 54 cases among those under observation and in hospitals. These include 34 cases in Samut Sakhon, 8 in Pathum Thani, 4 in Bangkok, 2 in Nakhon Ratchasima and 1 each in Ang Thong, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri and Tak.
Cumulative infections since early last year are 24,961, with 23,697 recoveries and 82 deaths. 1,182 others are still being treated in hospitals.
Of the 73 cases in Samut Sakhon province, 34 are Thais and the rest are Myanmar migrant workers. Total infections in this coastal province, since mid-December, are 15,826 with 7 fatalities. 381 are still being treated in hospitals and 206 are under observation in isolation, all of them are Myanmar migrant workers.