Daily Covid-19 number falls to 72

Thailand found 72 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, officials said Thursday. The daily number has been below 100 for a week, with the latest result the lowest in that period.

Of those, 63 were local infections and nine were found in quarantine facilities, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of the 63 local infections, 43 were found via tests at medical facilities and 20 via proactive tests in high-risk communities.

This brings the total number of infections since the pandemic began last year to 25,764. While 24,734 people have recovered from the disease, 947 patients are still being treated.

There was no new fatality, leaving the death toll at 83 people.

The second wave of the outbreak has led to 21,527 confirmed cases and 23 deaths since December 15.

Of the total confirmed cases since the outbreak began in Thailand, 80 per cent were found in the central region.

Clusters and provinces

The second wave of the outbreak has reached 63 out of the 77 provinces in Thailand so far. Of the 63, there are now 54 provinces that have not reported any new case in the past week.

The hardest-hit province continues to be Samut Sakhon, where the second wave began, and which has reported 16,093 confirmed cases since 15 December.

This was followed by Bangkok (961), Chonburi (653), Rayong (584), Pathumthani (572), Samut Prakan (365), Chanthaburi (221), Nonthaburi (178), Tak (154), Ang Thong (123) and Nakhon Pathom (123), respectively.

Of the 63 local infections reported on Thursday, 30 were found in Samut Sakhon; followed by seven in Bangkok; 18 in Pathum Thani; two in each of Nakhon Nayok and Ayutthaya; and one in each of Nakhon Pathom, Tak, Samut Songkhram, and Saraburi.

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