Thailand adds 80 Covid cases Monday

Thailand adds 80 Covid cases Monday

A nurse injects the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovac firm, as the first batch of vaccines to battle the Covid-19 coronavirus are administered to frontline health workers at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Bangkok on Sunday. (AFP photo)
A nurse injects the CoronaVac vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovac firm, as the first batch of vaccines to battle the Covid-19 coronavirus are administered to frontline health workers at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Bangkok on Sunday. (AFP photo)

Thailand added 80 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 36 of them from active testing, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 26,031. No new deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 83.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the new cases included 36 found during active testing and 28 from hospital reports. The country also imported 16 cases, it added.

Pathum Thani logged the most cases from active testing -- 35 cases – while one was found in Nonthaburi. Samut Sakhon led the number of cases found in hospitals – 19 -- followed by Tak (3), Bangkok (2), Nakhon Pathom (2), Chonburi (1) and Ratchaburi (1).


Thailand has received 110,000 doses from Sinovac and started vaccinations on Sunday.

The vaccine has been sent to 13 provinces with Bangkok receiving 33,600 doses, followed by Samut Sakhon with 15,000 doses.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said Phuket and Koh Samui will receive the vaccine by Monday.

Although the vaccine has arrived, the CCSA spokesman warned that it will not be available to the general public until later this year.

Vocabulary

  • active case finding: when health staff reach out to a community and test people to find cases of a disease -
  • dose (noun): an amount of drug or something else that you take at a single time or affects you at a single time - ปริมาณที่ให้ต่อครั้ง
  • general public: people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • vaccination (noun): giving someone a vaccine, usually by injection to prevent them from getting a disease - การฉีดวัคซีน
  • vaccine: a substance which contains a form that is not harmful of a virus and which is given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease which the virus causes - วัคซีน
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