Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asking everyone to delay any interprovincial travel until January 31st at the earliest, in the hope that the rate of new infections can be slowed down.
Thailand recorded 212 new cases today (Saturday), with no fatalities, bringing the cumulative total to 10,053. More than 5,500 people have recovered and 4,440 patients are still receiving treatment.
There have been 5,604 new cases reported since December 15th.
Of the new cases today, 187 are Thais who contracted the infection locally, 6 are migrant workers, 14 are other arrivals from abroad and 5 are illegal migrants who snuck across the border from Myanmar.
The imported cases include 4 from Germany, 3 each from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, 2 from the United States and 1 each from Uganda and the UK.
Most new cases reported today are in Samut Sakhon, of which 46 are asymptomatic. Bangkok reported 27 new cases, with the greatest concern being over the city’s famous night entertainment venues.
There are currently 58 provinces experiencing outbreaks, Nong Bua Lamphu being the most recent.
Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that there are still more asymptomatic cases to be discovered, and officials are doing their best with proactive screening (active case finding).
The CCSA reported that the Mor Chana tracing application, as of yesterday, has seen 5.34 million downloads, and around 1.68 million people registered.