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Covid-19 update: 1 new imported case (June 20)

Jack Burton

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The Ministry of Public Health’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 1 new confirmed case of Covid-19 this morning. The new case is an imported case, by a student returning from from Bharain. The student is in state quarantine and has had no contact with the general population since returning.

Today is the 26th day in a row with no new locally transmitted cases. Thailand is aiming for 28 consecutive days with no new confirmed locally spread cases before feeling confident about the local situation and declaring the nation officially “virus-free”. That will be this Monday if all goes well.

Total cases in Thailand since the beginning of the outbreak are now 3,147, of whom 3,018 patients have recovered and been discharged, making the recovery rate 96%. 71 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, while the death toll remains at 58.

Globally, the virus has infected 8,775,902 people and caused 462,876 deaths.

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SOURCES: Nation Thailand | The Pattaya News

 

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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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