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Phuket adds 4 Covid-19 cases, 3 in Bang Tao (Saturday)

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4 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the southern island province of Phuket today. The island has the highest rate of infection and the second highest number of cases, after Bangkok.

A single new case was reported this morning, bringing the total there to 202: a 60 year old Thai woman who lives in Witchit, Phuket Town. She fell sick on April 16.

This afternoon 3 more cases were reported in Bang Tao, Choeng Thalay, joining a growing cluster there. No specifice details are available at this time, but authorities from Bang Tao Hospital, with the help of police transported the patients to Thalang Hospital.

The discovery was part of a proactive campaign called ‘Active Case Finding’ which takes people considered at high risk of contagion to quarantine to observes their individual health and symptoms.

SOURCES: Newshawk Phuket | Phuket People’s Voice

 

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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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