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Thailand reports 91 new coronavirus cases and one death

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 91 new coronavirus cases and 1 fatality, bringing the total to 1,136 cases and 5 deaths, a health official said on Friday.

 

The latest death was of a patient in Narathiwat province bordering Malaysia, the health official said.

 

The new infections consist of 30 patients linked to previous cases and 19 cases including imported ones, said Anupong Sujariyakul, a senior expert in preventive medicine at the Disease Control Department. The balance 42 people, who tested positive, are awaiting a probe to determine how they contracted the disease, he said.

 

So far, 97 patients have recovered and gone home since the outbreak.

 

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-03-27

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Another Covid-19 patient dies, 91 new cases

By The Nation

 

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Thailand’s total number of Covid-19 cases rose to 1,136 with 91 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period while one person died, Sujariyakul Anupong, senior expert in preventive medicine at the Department of Disease Control, said on Friday (March 27).

 

The cases can be divided into three groups.

 

The first group of 30 are connected to cluster cases -- five people had attended a boxing event in a stadium, seven had worked and been to entertainment venues, and 18 had had close contact with others previously confirmed as infected.

 

The second group comprised 19 people of whom 10 had just returned from overseas ( nine Thais and a foreigner ), five were working in crowded areas or close to foreigners, and four are under investigation.

 

The last group of 42 are being investigated on the source of the infection.

 

Meanwhile, nine people have fully recovered and returned home.

 

As of March 27, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 1,136 -- 1034 are under treatment, 11 in critical condition in hospitals -- 97 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been five deaths.

 

Of the total number of cases, 12 per cent are foreigners and 88 per cent Thai citizens from 52 provinces of Thailand.

 

Globally, there are more than 500,000 confirmed cases in 194 countries and nearly 24,000 deaths.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30384921

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-03-27

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