Thailand records 82 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Passengers on the BTS Skytrain wear face masks. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

The CCSA reported 82 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand on Saturday, including 71 locally-acquired and 11 among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine.

Of the new local infections, 35 were recorded in Samut Sakhon, 25 in Pathum Thani, 6 in Bangkok, 2 each in Nakhon Pathom and Ang Thong and 1 in Samut Prakan.

The 11 imported cases include 2 each from the US and Russia and 1 each from Germany, India, Nigeria, France, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Cumulative infections, since early last year, are 25,323, with 24,129 recoveries.  1,111 patients are still being treated in hospitals and 83people have died.

Meanwhile, the Rao Rak Phra Samut Chedi web page today reported that Pomnakarachsawatyanon School has been ordered closed for seven days, after a student was found to be infected with COVID-19.

The Mathayom 4 student was tested on Thursday and, thefollowing day, the result showed he was infected. He is thought to have contracted the disease from his parents.

The school was fumigated by health officials and all students and teachers who were in close contact with the infected student have been told to enter self-isolation for 14 days.

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