Thailand records 967 new COVID-19 cases today, a single day record in 2021
COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with 967 new cases being recorded today (Sunday), according to the CCSA.
The new infections include 964 locally acquired infections, of which 530 are under observation and treatment and 434 were found during active screening. There were 3 cases among arrivals from abroad in state quarantine.
The CCSA says that 967 new infections is a new daily record in Thailand, since 959 cases were recorded on January 26th.
Cumulative infections, since last year, are 32,625, including 29,427 locally acquired infections. Total recoveries are 28,214 and 4,314 others are still being treated in hospitals. The death toll is 97.
On the island of Phuket, Governor Narong Woonchiew, accompanied by the provincial health chief and other officials,) inspected the province’s second field hospital, located in the sport complex of the Prince of Songkhla University’s Phuket campus.
The field hospital, which is now accommodating 3 infected patients, can accommodate 150 in-patients. Initially, however, only the 50 bed facility on the third floor is open for asymptomatic patients, or those with mild symptoms, after they have spent 3 days in a normal hospital under observation.
8 new cases were recorded in the province today, 2 related to nightspots in the province and 4 to entertainment outlets in Bangkok. 2 await reconfirmation. Total cases on Phuket are 58 and all are being admitted to hospitals.
The governor said that people at high risk will be quarantined in hotels and those with a fever will be isolated at the Bangkok Deebook hospital.
He insisted that Phuket has not yet imposed mandatory quarantine on travelers from other provinces, but they are required to download the Mor Chana tracing application.
In the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, 28 new cases were recorded today, most related to the nightspot cluster in Bangkok, raising total infections in the province to 67.
Governor Wichien Chantharanothai chaired a meeting of the provincial communicable disease committee today, to discuss preparations to open a 120 bed field hospital.