Covid-19: Thailand records 201 new cases, zero deaths
BANGKOK (Feb 11): Thailand recorded 201 new Covid-19 cases and zero fatalities over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 24,104 and 80 fatalities, thus far.

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) assistant spokesperson, Dr Apisamai Srirangsan said of the 201 new cases, 185 were local transmissions, of which 96 were those seeking treatment at hospitals and 89 were through active case detection.

She said another 16 new cases were imported cases.

“A total of 885 recoveries were reported today. At present, the recovery cases have far surpassed the new cases,” she said at the Covid-19 daily briefing today.

Meanwhile, 4,225 patients are receiving treatment including 1,531 at the field hospitals.

Apisamai said health officials would discuss relaxation measures in Samut Sakhon province, the epicentre of the country’s latest Covid-19 outbreak as the situation improves.

She said health officials would conduct 8,000 Covid-19 antibody tests per day in Samut Sakhon, starting on Feb 15.

“Those who have developed antibodies will be allowed to return home,” she added.

Meanwhile, Apisamai said the health authorities had conducted active case detection at 1,880 locations including factories, markets and communities in Samut Sakhon.

She said the “bubble-and-seal” strategy had been imposed at nine factories involving 42,424 workers in Samut Sakhon, with more than 10% tested positive.