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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report - 8 March 2021 [EN/TH]

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71 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand bringing the total number of cases to date to 26,441. No new death was reported today.

• Of the cases reported in Thailand, 97.5% (25,777) have recovered, 0.3% (85) have died, and 2.2% (579) are receiving treatment or are in isolation (460 are in conventional hospitals and 119 in field hospitals).

• The 71 laboratory-confirmed cases reported today include  23 individuals who arrived recently in Thailand and were diagnosed in quarantine facilities.  41 cases detected through the routine surveillance system linked to occupational risk, visiting crowded places or contact with confirmed cases, in Bangkok (1 Thai), Pathum Thani (1 Thai), Prachin Buri (3 Thais), Tak (2 Burmese nationals) and Samut Sakhon (16 Thais, 18 Burmese nationals).  7 cases identified through active case finding, in Pathum Thani (1 Thai) and Samut Sakhon (5 Thais, 1 Burmese).
This brings the cumulative total in this group to 14,688 cases.

• Of 48 cases acquired in Thailand, 83% were detected in Samut Sakhon, 2% in Bangkok and 15% in other provinces.

• During the new wave (between 15 December 2020 and 8 March 2021), 22,204, confirmed cases have been reported, of which 6,429 were detected through the routine surveillance system, 14,688 through active case finding, and 1,087 are individuals who entered Thailand from other countries. At present, 21,600 have recovered, 579 are receiving treatment, and 25 have died.

• No cases have been reported in 66 provinces in the past week.

• The 13 provinces reporting more than 50 cumulative cases in the new wave are Samut Sakhon (16,467), Bangkok (992),
Pathum Thani (666), Chonburi (657), Rayong (584), Samut Prakan (366), Chanthaburi (221), Nonthaburi (181), Tak (177),
Ang Thong (123), Nakhon Pathom (120), Samut Songkhram (71), and Ayutthaya (57).