188 new Covid-19 cases

188 new Covid-19 cases

Disease control officials test people arrested at a house that was being used as a gambling den, after police raided the premises in Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi on Thursday night. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)
Disease control officials test people arrested at a house that was being used as a gambling den, after police raided the premises in Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi on Thursday night. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The government reported 188 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, 154 local infections and 34 imported, raising the total to 11,450.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said  81 cases were confirmed through the normal health system. They included 47 in Samut Sakhon province and 27 in Bangkok.

Active case finding had detected 73 infections, including 52 migrant workers in Samut Sakhon,

Among 34 imported cases were 21 quarantined arrivals.

Thirteen other cases were arrivals from Myanmar to Mae Sot district of Tak. The province now had 100 Covid-19 patients, 81 of them arrivals, Dr Taweesilp said.

Thai people who had illegally entered Myanmar to work now wanted to return to Tak, he said.

Officials were allowing them in, without taking legal action, and placing them in quarantine.

So far, 152 Thais had returned to Tak and were quarantined, and 65 of them had tested positive for Covid-19, he said.

Of the total 11,450 cases since the pandemic started early last year, 8,288 cases (72.3% had recovered, including 628 discharged over the past 24 hours, he said. The death toll was unchanged on Friday, at 69.

The number of provinces hit by the new Covid-19 wave remained at 60.

Vocabulary

  • detect: to notice, to discover or find out - พบได้, สังเกต
  • discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • illegally: in a way that is against the law - อย่างผิดกฎหมาย
  • legal: relating to the law or lawyers - เกี่ยวกับกฎหมาย
  • migrant worker: someone who travels to another place or country in order to find work - คนงานต่างถิ่น
  • normal (adj.): typical, usual or ordinary; what you would expect - ปกติ, ภาวะปกติ
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