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UPDATE: 91 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death in Thailand (Friday March 27)

Jack Burton

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and Department of Disease Control and confirmed a 91 new cases of the the Covid19 coronavirus at their daily press briefing this morning (March 27). There was also an additional death reported.

The new numbers bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1136 and deaths to 5. Two Thais have also died in the past two day in New York (below).

The Ministry outlined details of the new cases…

Group 1: Connected with previous confirmed cases…

  • 5 from the “boxing match cluster”
  • 7 from a nightclub cluster
  • 18 people who are close contacts with previous confirmed cases

Group 2: New cases…

  • 10 people back from abroad (9 Thais and 1 foreigner, most intervened at airport screenings)
  • 5 individuals who were working with many people, primarily foreigners
  • 46 cases who are being identified and traced

The new death was a patient in the southern Narathiwat province.

Meanwhile two Thai nationals living in New York have died in the past two days. The Thai Foreign Ministry reports the Thai consulate general reported that a 50 year old man working as a mechanic in Queens Borough died on Wednesday. Another 50 year old, working as a chef in a Thai restaurant in Manhattan died yesterday.

The two deaths took the number of Thai dying from Covid-19 in the US to three.

SOURCE: 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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