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930 new Covid-19 cases found, Myanmar labourer dies


The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported 930 new cases on Saturday and the death of a Myanmar labourer in Samut Sakhon province.

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The cases from foreign countries were 11 persons in the state quarantine and 3 persons crossing over from Malaysia.

 

In the state quarantine, there were 11 cases - four Thais and seven foreigners. The Thai returnees came from South Korea, Nigeria, the UK and Germany.

 

The foreigners consisted of an Iranian, a Nigerian, a Briton, a Russian, a German and two Americans – all travelling from their home countries.

 

Outside the quarantine facilities, three Thai nationals were found infected with Covid-19, crossing over from Malaysia both illegally and legally.

 

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand had risen to 17,953, 15,501 contracted locally. So far, 8,553 cases have been uncovered through proactive testing, while 2,452 are returnees.

 

A total of 11,505 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, while 6,371 are still in hospital. The death toll rose to 77, seven in the second outbreak.

 

CCSA assistant spokesperson Panprapa Yongtrakul said that the latest fatality, a Myanmar labourer, had congenital diseases like liver cirrhosis and alcoholism. He died on January 27.

 

According to the Worldometer, as of 10am, the number of confirmed cases globally had risen to 102.62 million (up by 588,571), of whom 73.86 million have recovered, 108,987 are in severe condition and 2.21 million have died (up by 14,988).

 

Thailand ranks 118th on the global list of most cases. The US tops the list with 26.51 million cases, followed by India 10.73 million, Brazil 9.11 million, Russia 3.81 million and the United Kingdom 3.77 million.

 

Published : January 30, 2021

By : THE NATION