45 new Covid-19 cases Friday
The government on Friday reported 45 new Covid-19 cases, 37 local infections and eight imported, raising the total to 25,809.
The Department of Disease Control reported that 32 cases were confirmed at hospitals and five through active case finding in communities.
Samut Sakhon province, the epicentre of the new Covid-19 wave in December, logged 19 new cases that formed 51% of the daily total. Of these, 14 were confirmed at hospitals (eight Thais and six Myanmar) and five Myanmar cases were detected in communities.
Bangkok recorded three new cases (two Thais and one French) at hospitals.
Other new cases were also reported from Nakhon Nayok (5 Thais), Chai Nat (3 Thais), Nakhon Pathom (3 Thais), Saraburi (2 Thais), Prachuap Khiri Khan (1 Dutch) and Samut Prakan (1 Thai).
The eight imported cases were quarantined arrivals.
- community: the people living in one particular area - ชุมชน
- detected: noticed, discovered or found out - จับได้ พบได้
- epicentre (noun): the point on the earth's surface where the effects of an earthquake are felt most strongly; the central point of something - ศูนย์กลาง
- wave: an activity or situation which is happening again or is being repeated after a pause -