RECAP: Thailand discovers 225 domestic infections among 237 new Covid-19 cases today, with vast majority in Samut Sakhon

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Thailand reported 225 domestic infections among 237 new daily Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, CCSA assistant spokesperson Panprapa Yongtrakul announced this morning, February 6th.

A number of 112 domestic cases were discovered in Samut Sakhon with 107, Bangkok 3, and Tak 2 during proactive case finding in major factories and local communities, particularly in migrant worker dormitories. Most of the patients are Burmese workers and are asymptomatic. All of the patients are now at provincial state quarantine and field hospitals under the supervision of public health authorities.

The other 113 cases were found in Samut Sakhon with 95, Bangkok 14, Tak 3, and Samut Songkram 1. They are both Thai and migrant workers from Myanmar and are now isolated at local hospitals for treatment. Most of them are asymptomatic, according to the assistant spokesperson.

Therefore, only four provinces were discovered with domestic infections in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Tak provincial authorities have ordered a maximum control zone to be established the in Mae Sot district, which is also the Thailand-Myanmar border, due to the spike of covid cases in the area. Large social gatherings are prohibited. A 14-day state quarantine is also required for those who are arriving from the Mae Sot border before traveling to other areas in the province.

As of today, 668 people fully recovered in the past 24 hours and have been released from field hospitals and quarantine centers. Thailand has now reached a total of 23,371 cases with 16,942 recoveries and a total of 79 deaths since the start of the pandemic.


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