Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 12 May 2020

SPOTLIGHT

• On the 12th of May 2020, two new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) of Thailand, bringing the total number of cases to 3,017.

• No new deaths were reported today.

• The two new cases reported today had close contact with family members who were previously confirmed as being infected with COVID-19. Physical distancing among family members remains an important measure to prevent COVID-19 infection.

• To date, 68 of 77 provinces have reported cases. Nine provinces have never reported any cases.

• 50 provinces have no new cases reported in the past 28 days. Only 18 provinces have ongoing cases, reported in the past 28 days.

• Based on confirmed cases, the leading risk factors for COVID-19 infection in the past two weeks are: close contact with previously confirmed cases; confinement in Immigration Detention Centres and visiting crowded places.

• Currently the majority of infected persons are being detected through active case finding in the community, and among Thai returnees from abroad being held in quarantine.

• To further reduce risk of infection once low-risk public venues – such as markets – reopen, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has requested service providers and members of the public to strictly follow the recommended measures such as hand hygiene, wearing face masks and physical distancing.

Source: World Health Organization