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Covid-19 update: 1 new imported case (June 3)

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced a single new imported case of Covid-19 at this morning’s daily press briefing. The patient is a 26 year old student who recently returned from Saudi Arabia and was sent directly to a state quarantine facility.

The new case raises Thailand’s total 3,084 since the start of the outbreak in January, with 2,968 recovered and released from hospitals, making the recovery rate 96%. Of these, 95 were found in the North, 111 in the Northeast, 741 in the South, 414 in the Central Region, and 1,723 in Bangkok and Nonthaburi.

This marks the ninth day in a row with no new locally transmitted cases nationwide.

2 more patients were released in the previous 24 hours, leaving only 58 people in hospital  for the virus nationwide. There have been 58 deaths since the start of the outbreak.

Globally, the virus has infected more than 6.4 million people leading to over 382,000 deaths.

SOURCES: The Pattaya News | Nation Thailand

 

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