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Tuesday: 106 new infections, 3 deaths

Local medical staff wearing protective clothing examine a man for symptoms of the Covid-19 coronavirus at the compound of Nong Chik district clinic in Thailand's southern province of Pattani. (Handout / NONG CHIK DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION / AFP)

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Thailand reported three additional deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to four, a heath ministry official said.

The country reported 106 new infections, bringing the total to 827. The number of new confirmed cases was lower than the 122 recorded on Monday.

The three deaths were patients who had other health complications, including a 70-year-old man who had tuberculosis, a 45-year-old man who had diabetes and a 79-year-old man who had unspecified health problems, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a Public Health Ministry spokesman, said.

Since the start of the outbreak, 57 patients have recovered and gone home, while 766 are still being treated in hospitals.

The cabinet will meet to discuss additional measures to cope with the coronavirus pandemic later on Tuesday.

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Vocabulary:

cabinet : the group of government ministers who make and approve government policy - คณะรัฐมนตรี

complications : additional medical problems which make it more difficult to treat an existing illness - อาการแทรกซ้อน

diabetes : a serious medical condition in which your body does not produce enough insulin to reduce the amount of sugar in the blood - โรคเบาหวาน

infection : a disease or medical condition that is caused by a bacteria or by a virus or a parasite - การติดเชื้อ

measure : a firm action taken to solve a problem or stop a dangerous unpleasant situation - มาตราการ

outbreak : the sudden start of a disease - การระบาดของโรค

pandemic : a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area - โรคที่มีการแพร่กระจายหรือระบาดไปทั่ว

tuberculosis : a serious disease which is infectious and can attack many parts of a person's body, especially their lungs - วัณโรค

unspecified : not stated clearly or definitely - ไม่ระบุให้แน่ชัด

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