Thailand discovers 374 new coronavirus cases; over 12,000 now infected

Thailand’s government said on Sunday that it had discovered 374 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours with the country now reporting over 12,000 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.

Of the new number, 364 were local infections while 10 were found in state quarantine. The local infections can be divided into two categories, infections in the general public (43 cases) and infections within the migrant worker areas (321 cases).

There were ten new cases found in Bangkok while 24 cases were found in the initial outbreak site at Samut Sakhon.

61 provinces are now reporting Covid-19 cases with Patthalung the latest province to report a new cases.

Government spokesman Thaweesin Visanuyothin said that the situation in surrounding countries were also troubling with the spokesman singling out Malaysia (1000+) and Myanmar (400+) as having a possible knock-on effect.

The provinces of Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, and Rayong will continued to be under lockdown due to the number of cases found in migrant worker populations and stemming from cases traced to an illegal gambling den.

Thaweesin asked for the public to cooperate with government measures noting that entertainment venues were still opening pass curfew hours and said that their doing so exposed the country to risk.

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