A policeman checks a taxi driver's body temperature on Suwinthawong Road in Bangkok on Thursday, as the number of local cases of Covid-19 exceeded 1,000. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
The Public Health Ministry on Thursday reported 111 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the total to 1,045, while deaths remained unchanged at four.
Dr Anupong Suchariyakul, a specialist at the Disease Control Department, said of the 1,045 patients, 953 were at hospitals, including four severely ill people, while 88 people had recovered and were already discharged from hospitals.
Dr Anupong stressed that the local outbreak soared due to transmission from visitors to entertainment places, boxing stadiums and religious ceremonies in Malaysia.
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discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a prison, hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
patient : someone who is receiving medical treatment - คนป่วย, คนไข้
severely : very seriously - อย่างรุนแรง
soar : to rise very quickly to a high level - มีความหวังสูง,พุ่งพรวดขึ้น
specialist : a doctor who has specialised in a particular area of medicine - แพทย์เฉพาะทาง
stress : to emphasise something such as an idea, fact or detail; to explain why something is important - เน้น