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5 new imported cases- Covid-19 update (July 6)

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The Thai government has reported 5 new imported cases of Covid-19, bringing the Kingdom’s total tally to 3,195 with 58 deaths.

Thai nationals made up the new cases, as they reportedly recently returned from Kuwait and are currently in state quarantine. Currently, one person has been added to the total amount of recovered cases in the past 24 hours, bring the number to 3,038.

Officials are reporting that there are now 65 patients hospitalised for the virus. Thailand overall has not seen any community transmitted cases for some time now, and the government has taken note by starting the reopening of travel for foreign tourists who fall under certain approved groups to be allowed to enter the country.

Currently, the USA and Brazil rank as the top two countries with the most reported cases of the coronavirus. Today, there have been 11,563,004 cases reported worldwide since the pandemic began.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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