Homeless people sleep under blankets at a bus stop at Victory Monument in Bangkok on Wednesday, when the government announced 157 new Covid-19 cases. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)
The government on Wednesday reported 157 new Covid-19 cases - 132 local transmissions and 25 imported cases - raising the total to 10,991.
The figures were down from the 287 cases reported on Tuesday, 278 of them local transmissions.
Taweesilp Visanuyothin of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said four cases were quarantined arrivals from Iceland, the United States, Germany and Qatar, and 21 had arrived from Myanmar.
Among the new local infections, 24 were in Bangkok including a nine-month-old baby, 15 in Samut Prakan and 25 in Samut Sakhon.
Since Dec 15, less than a month, Dr Taweesilp said, 6,754 people had caught Covid-19 and they were in 60 provinces, with Phitsanulok the latest.
Of these people, 6,323 were local infections including 3,006 cases found through active case finding, and 2,996 had already recovered.
Of the total 10,991 cases since the pandemic hit the country, 6,943 had recovered including 211 discharged over the previous 24 hours, and 3,981 were receiving treatment. The death toll was unchanged at 67.
active : currently working -
discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
latest (adj): newest; most recent - ] ล่าสุด, See also: ทันสมัยที่สุด, เกิดหลังสุด
local : in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about - ท้องถิ่น
pandemic : a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area - โรคที่มีการแพร่กระจายหรือระบาดไปทั่ว
transmission : the spread of a disease from one person or animal to another - การแพร่เชื้อ