Thirty-nine local cases of Covid-19 Coronavirus nationwide confirmed by CCSA this morning

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39 local new cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus have been confirmed by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) during the press briefing this morning, December 23rd.

As of 11:30 AM, the confirmed cases are in: Bangkok 11, Chachoengsao 5, Nakhon Pathom 3, Kamphaeng Phet 2, Tak 2, Prachinburi 2, Ayutthaya 2, Samut Prakarn 2, Sara Buri 2, Phetchabun 1, Krabi 1, Khon Kaen 1, Nakhon Ratchasima 1, Nonthaburi 1, Phuket 1, Pathum Thani 1, and Suphan Buri 1.

This map shows provinces where people were known to have gone to a seafood market in Samut Sakhon that is the epicenter of a current Covid-19 breakout. Green means no cases have yet been recorded in that province through the 23rd of December. Chonburi does not have any confirmed cases as of press time

31 patients in Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Phetchabun, Nakhon Ratchasima, Prachinburi, Chachoengsao, Samut Prakarn, Phuket, and Sara Buri were routinely working and/or visiting at the central shrimp market in Samut Sakhon. 12 patients were reportedly having symptoms including a high fever, headaches, sore throat, and runny nose while the rest of them were asymptomatic.

Three patients discovered in Pathum Thani and Bangkok were reportedly visiting community areas, such as flea markets, tourist attractions, and department stores while three cases in Nonthaburi and Tak were in close contact with infected Burmese migrant workers. Two patients in Khon Kaen and Nonthaburi are currently under disease investigation.

Among new patients, a 24-year-old female office worker from Chachoengsao had reportedly traveled to Chonburi on December 19th after visiting the shrimp market on December 13. She mostly stayed in the Bang Wua area of Bang Pakong district, Chachoengsao after work.

The patient started to have symptoms of a sore throat and runny nose and decided to call a day off on December 18. She reportedly paid a visit to her boyfriend in the Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan before traveling to Chonburi for dinner at a Nari buffet and restaurant on the following day. There have been no confirmations of a positive case in Chonburi as a result of her visit at this time.

She arrived at a private hospital at Chachoengsao with her father to seek a Covid-19 test on December 21st. Her results proved positive for the virus and she was isolated at Bang Pakong hospital on the same day.

Thai people are being reminded by the health authorities to wear face masks, perform social distancing in public, and check-in via the Thai Chana application.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.