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Covid-19 update: 1 new imported case, no deaths (29 August)



PHOTO: Nikkei Asian Review

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported a single coronavirus today – an asymptomatic returnee from the Netherlands in state quarantine  – bringing the total in Thailand to 3,411 since the outbreak began. A CSSA spokesperson said said the new case is 30 year old employee who arrived in Thailand on August 15 and stayed at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri province. She tested positive in a second test done on Wednesday.

Of the 3,411 cases, 3,242, 0r 95%, have recovered, including 5 discharged in the past 24 hours. 111 remain in hospital. The death toll has stood unchanged at 58 since June 2. Today is the 96th consecutive day without a confirmed locall spread case of the virus.

To date, 1,839 cases have been reported in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province, 744 in the South, 621 in the Central Plains, 112 in the Northeast and 95 in the North.

Globally, cases rose by 281,528 over the previous 24 hours to 24.9 million, and the death toll increased by 5,663 to 841486, or 3.4%.

The US has the most cases at 6.1 million, and the most deaths at 185,901. Brazil comes second with 3.8 million, and 119,594 deaths.

Thailand ranks 121st among 211 affected countries.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Thai Enquirer


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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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