Thailand records 829 new COVID-19 cases today, 801 are in Samut Sakhon

CCSA assistant spokesperson, Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul

The rise in COVID-19 infections in Samut Sakhon province continues unabated, after almost a week of pro-active screening, with 801 cases recorded today, including 725 migrant workers.

829 new cases were recorded nationally on Sunday by the CCSA. Of these 822 are locally-transmitted cases and 7 among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine.

According to CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul, cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 18,782. Of these, 11,615 have recovered and 7,090 are still being treated in hospitals.  The death toll remains 77.

In Samut Sakhon, the provincial health office reported that, of today’s new cases, 722 were found during pro-active screening in factories and communities and 79 in hospitals. Migrant workers account for 725 cases.

Cumulative infections in Samut Sakhon, since mid-December, are 10,529, with 4,037 recoveries. 780 people are being treated in hospitals, including 459 Thais and 321 migrant workers. 5,708 other migrant workers are under observation in quarantine facilities.

7,714 people were screened yesterday, bringing the total number of people screened in Samut Sakhon since December 17th to 122,721.

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