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Covid-19 update: 0 new cases, 0 deaths (May 23)

Jack Burton



PHOTO: New daily spokesperson for CSSA, Panprapa Yongtrakul -

Thailand reported no new Covid-19 cases and no new deaths today, down from 3 yesterday, leaving totals at 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in January. Panprapa Yongtrakul, spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration made the announcement this morning.

It’s the fourth day this month that there were no new confirmed cases. A total of 2,921 patients have recovered and returned home since the outbreak started, making the recovery rate 96%.

Globally, the total number of infections has passed 5.4 million confirmed cases and around 344,000 deaths have been reported.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus was first reported in China in late December, the world nows tracks a pandemic that rapidly spread west, first to parts of Asia, then Europe, seeding hot spots across Africa and exploding in North America. For a month, the US has now become the global epicentre, confirming more than 1.6 million cases, and the number of deaths closing in on the unpleasant milestone of 100,000 people.

Now the pandemic starts to surge in new territories. China yesterday reported no new coronavirus deaths or symptomatic cases for the first time since the virus emerged. But Covid-19 now rages in South America’s most populous countries.

Covid-19 update: 0 new cases, 0 deaths (May 23) | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: Reuters


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    Kelvin Bamfield

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Prof. Doron Lancet of the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science says that the Covid-19 curve has developed in the same trajectory in many countries regardless of their lockdown policies. By his reckoning, the significant statistic is not the number of cases but the pattern of development, which is similar in every country including Israel and is currently falling. According to Lancet, it was not the lockdown that led to the change in direction in Israel, or at least not just the lockdown, but something natural in the development of the disease and he insists that a comparative analysis proves this.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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