National recap for Covid-19 in Thailand, 930 new confirmed cases, majority in Samut Sakhon, one additional death

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The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or the CCSA, announced a total of 930 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning at a daily press conference.

The vast majority of those cases, as has been the situation for weeks, have come from Samut Sakhon, primarily in migrant worker accommodations, camps, and factories where they are restricted from interaction or blending with the general public.

A total of 889 cases were found from active testing (targeted mass testing in high-risk communities like migrant worker camps where people live in densely packed places and share facilities). 865 of those were found in Samut Sakhon. Samut Prakan had 18, Maha Sarakham had 4, Bangkok 1, and Rayong 1.

27 cases were found in hospitals, including field hospitals.  18 of those were in Samut Sakhon, 3 in Bangkok, 2 in Nonthaburi, 2 in Maha Sarakham, 1 in Tak, and one in Samut Prakan.

The remainder of the cases were from people returning from overseas and were caught in quarantine with no exposure to the general public.

There was one additional death according to the CCSA, a 31-year-old Thai man who suffered from serious cirrhosis and was an alcoholic. He contracted Covid-19 in mid-December and tragically passed away earlier this week after a long battle with both liver related issues and Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Thailand is set to lift restrictions and measures meant to control the Covid-19 coronavirus in many parts of the country not reporting cases or having current outbreaks. This is set to happen on Monday, February 1st.

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