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Thailand coronavirus cases rise to 1771, two more deaths

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Thailand now has 1771 Covid-19 coronavirus cases, with 120 new cases confirmed over the last 24 hours and 2 more patients dying.The government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration made the announcement this morning (April 1). The cases are divided into three groups…

The first group of 51 are connected to cluster cases. One person joins the boxing match cluster,”  11 had worked at or visited entertainment venues, one had attended a religious ceremony in Malaysia, and 38 had had close contact with other confirmed cases.

The second group is made up 39 people, of whom 23 recently returned from overseas (6 Thais and 2 foreigners from travelling, and 16 who attended a religious ceremony in Indonesia). 14 were working in crowded areas or had close contact with foreigners, and one medical staff.

The path of infection for third group, of 30, is being investigated.

The deaths were of a 79 year old man who had diabetes and chronic kidney disease, who contracted the virus after attending a wedding in Malaysia, and a 58 year old businessman who recently returned from England.

As of today 1,429 patients are under treatment, of whom 23 are in critical condition. 342 have recovered and been discharged. There has now been 12 deaths in Thailand.

Of the total cases, 1,500 are Thais and 271 foreigners. Globally, there are more than 860,000 confirmed cases and around 42,000 deaths.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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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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