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Covid-19 update: 3 new imported cases, no deaths (August 9)

Jack Burton

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 3 new cases of the coronavirus today, while the Public Health Ministry confirmed none of the concertgoers in Nakhon Si Thammarat were infected. Today marks the 76th day without a locally transmitted case in Thailand.

The CCSA said 1 of the new cases is a 31 year old Bangladeshi man who tested positive on Thursday during his stay at a quarantine hotel in Bangkok. He arrived from Bangladesh on July 30.

Another case is a 41 year old Indian housemaid who arrived in Thailand on August 2. A test conducted during her alternative state quarantine in Bangkok on Thursday came back positive

The last case is a 30 year old Thai female hotel employee who arrived from the US on Thursday. She was quarantined at a state facility and tested positive for the virus on Friday, although she was asymptomatic.

Thailand has an accumulated 3,351 Covid-19 cases since the outbreak began, 94% of them recovered and discharged from hospital. The death toll remains at 58.

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases reached 19.8 million, up by 261,000 from Saturday; 12.7 million have recovered while deaths stand at 729,000. Thailand ranks 112th among countries with the most cases. The US has the highest figure (5.1 million), followed by Brazil (3 million) and India ( 2.1 million).

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

 

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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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