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Thailand reports 122 new coronavirus cases, total at 721

Thailand reports 122 new coronavirus cases, total at 721

THAILAND: There were 122 new coronavirus cases a health ministry spokesman said today (Mar 23), raising the total to 721.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 23 March 2020, 04:45PM


An official checks the body temperature of a traveller at the Hua Lamphong railway terminus in Bangkok today (Mar 23) as cases of COVID-19 soared by 122. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

An official checks the body temperature of a traveller at the Hua Lamphong railway terminus in Bangkok today (Mar 23) as cases of COVID-19 soared by 122. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

The Public Health Ministry today reported 122 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections which raised the total to 721, with 668 remaining at hospitals and deaths stable at one.

Announcing the figures, Dr Supakit Sirilak, deputy permanent secretary for health, divided the new patients into three groups.

The first group, 20 people, had been in contact with previous patients or were at the venues where previous patients are believed to have contracted the virus. Four had gone to boxing stadiums the other 16 had been in contact with previous patients.

The second group consisted of 10 people: four returnees and foreigners, and six people who had been in crowded areas or worked with foreigners.

The third group, numbering 92, comprised patients whose cases were under investigation.

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“The number of new patients is increasing in other provinces because some people returned home, both before and after the closure of places in greater Bangkok. You must report to local officials immediately and strictly observe home quarantine for 14 days,” Dr Supakit said.

People at high risk of infection included visitors and workers at boxing stadiums and entertainment places who returned to their home provinces, and the people close to them in their provinces, he said.

“The best protection is social distancing, staying 1-2 metres away from other people.”

As of this morning, the 721 local COVID-19 cases comprised 668 still under treatment at hospitals, 52 discharged and one death. The latest group of discharged patients numbered seven.

The rapid increase in confirmed cases does not necessarily indicate the actual transmission rate of the COVID-19 disease among the general population, but might instead reflect increased testing of at-risk people.

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Pascale | 24 March 2020 - 16:04:10

@K.  There are many scientist around the world with different predictions. Dr.Prasit is just one of them. All those mathematic formulas are useless.Same with any prediction when the pandemic will come to an end. And the last prediction I personally believe is one of yours.

Rorri_2 | 24 March 2020 - 14:07:20

Dek, you wear the label well, also, no where,  I repeat, no where, did I say I know the exact numbers,  for a very good reason,  which I have already stated... why do you make up such lies... ih wait, you sleep, in the same bed, as Thai lying officials.

DeKaaskopp | 24 March 2020 - 09:28:40

@ Ro.  Of course you and that twin of yours know the real numbers of affected people in Thailand.And seeing your fine choice of words you use { w.....} it's easy to guess where your figures and education come from.

Kurt | 24 March 2020 - 08:57:16

@ P.  There is a lot of wrong-, misinformation, misunderstanding and 'admitting' from government side.  To much to be trusted. Number of infections rising 33% daily. By 15 April 351,946 infections  ( B-Post: Prof Dr Prasit) the way it goes now.

Pascale | 23 March 2020 - 17:06:41

A total of 721 cases now.Must be fake news,because the serial posting virus expert on here predicted yesterday that the number of total cases in Thailand would reach 1000+ today.

 

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