Two new covid-19 cases, 50 provinces reach 28 days without new infections

Two new covid-19 cases, 50 provinces reach 28 days without new infections
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There have been only two new coronavirus cases reported in Thailand today continuing the trend of single-digit cases across the nation. No new deaths were reported today by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

The two new infections were found in Bangkok and Narathiwat. The Bangkok case is a 19-year-old Thai woman who had been in contact with three family members who previously tested positive for the virus. She fell ill with fever and diarrhea before testing positive for coronavirus.

The other case is a 51-year-old Thai woman in Narathiwat who was a carer for a previously infected 6-year-old boy. Her case was discovered via preemptive testing.

The spokesperson for the Center, Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, was happy with the low figures but warned people to continue to cooperate with the measures in place. He said:

“The two new cases are a very low number. I feel happy, along with Thai people nationwide. But the number has not dropped to zero yet. So we cannot be reckless. I am very grateful for people’s cooperation.”

Four more provinces have now gone 28 days without a newly reported infection, bringing the total number of provinces that haven’t reported new cases in at least four weeks up to 50.

Loei, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phangnga, and Satun all joined the list today meaning only 18 provinces have reported new covid-19 cases in the past four weeks.

Recently, the majority of cases have been found using preemptive testing and in people who are quarantined. These two groups account for 41 of the coronavirus cases over the past two weeks.

There were two more people released from hospitals today, taking the total number of recoveries up to 2,798 with 163 people remaining in hospitals with the virus.

Source: Department of Disease Control

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