Thailand confirms 490 new COVID-19 cases

BANGKOK (XINHUA) – Thailand yesterday confirmed 490 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total caseload to 23,134 with no new death, according to Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of the new cases, 479 were domestic infections while 11 others referred to imported cases, said CCSA Assistant Spokeswoman Panprapa Yongtrakul.

Some 410 of the domestic cases were detected via active testing among foreign migrants and Thai nationals at factories and communities in Samut Sakhon province, according to Panprapa.

Thailand has so far confirmed 23,134 cases, with more than 80 per cent of the infections being detected since mid-December when the latest outbreak erupted in Samut Sakhon, about 47 kilometres southwest of the capital Bangkok.