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Covid-19 update: 1 new imported case (June 14)

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 1 new imported coronavirus case and no new deaths today taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,135 since the outbreak began in January. The death toll remains at 58.

The CCSA says the new case is a 35 year old female Thai student who returned from the US last Monday. She was placed in mandatory state quarantine and tested positive for the virus on Friday.

The US ranked second in departure countries for Thai citizens repatriating, at 2,639. By far the largest number, 16,944, have come back from Malaysia. India ranked third at 2,544, according to the centre.

Thailand has now reached 20 days without a domestically transmitted case. The  CCSA has set the benchmark of 28 days to declare the country “virus-free”. As of today, 90 patients are still under treatment, 2,987 have recovered and been discharged. Thailand’s recovery rate is around 95%.

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases has reached 7.8 million+, up 127,000 in the past 24 hours as the daily world totals rise. Total world deaths from Covid-19 have surpassed 432,000.

Covid-19 update: 1 new imported case (June 14) | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Bangkok Post | Worldometers.com

 

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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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