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COVID-19 update: 0 new cases, 82 days without a local transmission

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: Thai PBS World

After reporting its biggest single-day increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases in weeks – 17 – Thailand reported not a single new case today, its 82nd consecutive day without a locally transmitted case. Total infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,376, with 3,193 recoveries, a rate of 94.5%. 125 people are still in hospital.

Of total infections, 2,444 were locally acquired and 932 are imported, including 439 still in state quarantine.

A total of 1,822 cases were reported in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, 744 in the South, 603 in the Central Plains, 112 in the Northeast and 95 in the North.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 283,177 cases in the previous 24 hours to 21.3 million. The death toll went up by 6,346 to 763,064. The US had the most cases at 5.5 million, up by 60,600.

Brazil ranked second with 3.3 million cases, up by 49,274.

India was third with 2.5 million cases, up by 65,609.

In terms of the overall number of infections, Thailand is now ranked 114th among the 215 countries surveyed.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Thai PBS World

 

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    Rinky Stingpiece

    Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    So why is Thailand not on many no-quarantine-required lists? (that’s a rhetorical question).

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      James

      Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      The travel banns have something to do with real facts and the real truth I think.

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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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