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Thailand confirms report 914 new COVID-19 circumstances, 2 deaths

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BANGKOK: Thailand on Monday (Jan 25) confirmed a report 914 new circumstances of COVID-19, all in Samut Sakhon province close to Bangkok the place a significant outbreak started in December. The brand new circumstances shot the nationwide whole previous 14,000.

The earlier excessive was on Jan 4, when 745 circumstances had been reported, largely in Samut Sakhon amongst migrant staff from Myanmar. The province is a middle for fishing and business. The primary case reported within the latest surge was detected there in mid-December at a significant seafood market, which has been closed.

Any new circumstances in different provinces will probably be introduced on Tuesday. Nationwide totals are introduced the day after take a look at outcomes, however Samut Sakhon well being officers launched native outcomes on Monday, the identical day they started mass proactive testing within the province, focusing on as much as 10,000 folks a day for per week.

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They stated 844 new circumstances had been detected Monday by pro-active testing and 70 found in hospitals. Thai nationals accounted for 119 circumstances and migrant staff for 795.

Earlier Monday, well being ministry officers had introduced 187 new circumstances nationwide, bringing the entire to 13,687. Two deaths pushed the dying toll to 75. The Samut Sakorn figures had been introduced within the afternoon and never but formally added to the nationwide whole.

Circumstances linked to the Samut Sakhon outbreak have unfold to greater than 60 of Thailand’s 77 provinces. A cluster of circumstances additionally occurred amongst itinerant gamblers who gathered at unlawful playing dens.

Restrictions to manage the unfold of the illness had been reimposed in most provinces, together with Bangkok, the place faculties had been closed and restaurant hours restricted, amongst different measures.

Samut Sakhon governor Veerasak Vijitsaengsri was hospitalised with COVID-19 earlier than the New Yr, and stays in vital situation with extreme lung injury, in line with the Bangkok hospital the place he was admitted.

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