Thailand discovers 45 new coronavirus cases on Friday; lowest number since the new year

Thailand found 45 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, officials said Friday. This is the lowest number the country has seen since the new year.

Of those, 37 were local infections and eight were found in quarantine facilities, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of the 37 local infections, 32 were found via tests at medical facilities and five via proactive tests in high-risk communities.

This brings the total number of infections since the pandemic began last year to 25,809. While 24,952 people have recovered from the disease, 774 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 21,572 confirmed cases and 23 deaths since December 15.

Of the total confirmed cases since the outbreak began in Thailand, 90 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. 

The hardest-hit province continues to be Samut Sakhon, where the second wave began, and which has reported 16,112 confirmed cases since 15 December.

This was followed by Bangkok (964), Chonburi (653), Rayong (584), Pathumthani (572), Samut Prakan (366), Chanthaburi (221), Nonthaburi (178), Tak (154), Ang Thong (123) and Nakhon Pathom (114), respectively.Of the 63 local infections reported on Thursday, 19 were found in Samut Sakhon; followed by five in Nakhon Nayok; three in each of Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, and Chai Nat; two in Saraburi; and one in each of Samut Prakan and Prachuap Khiri Khan

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