Thailand reports 175 new COVID-19 cases


BANGKOK, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Thailand on Wednesday confirmed 175 new cases of COVID-19 infection, mostly domestic, according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of Wednesday’s new cases, 168 were domestic infections while seven others referred to imported cases, CCSA spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin told a press conference.

Those domestic cases included 114 which were confirmed via active testing in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, and Samut Sakhon province, southwest of Bangkok, according to the CCSA spokesman.

No new deaths were reported Wednesday, leaving the total death toll unchanged at 82, according to Taweesin.

Thailand has so far confirmed 24,961 cases of infection, 22,304 of which were domestic cases while 2,657 others were imported cases.

So far, 23,697 patients have fully recovered and been released from hospitals while 1,182 others are currently hospitalized. Enditem


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