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Tuesday: 127 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death

Officials spray disinfectant in Yaowarat area in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

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Thailand reported 127 new coronavirus cases and one death on Tuesday, a health official said.

On Monday the country reported 136 new infections and two deaths.

Tuesday's announcement raises the number of confirmed infections in Thailand to 1,651 since the country's first case was reported in January. Ten people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died. 

Bangkok topped the list of confirmed cases with 796, followed by Nonthaburi (79), Phuket (55) and Yala (48), according to Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

The centre said 61 provinces have reported virus cases. 

Rumours of a Covid-19 outbreak sparked a riot and jailbreak at the Buri Ram provincial prison on Monday, but all 11 escaped inmates have been recaptured.

Among those infected in Thailand are 27 Bangkok police officers and at least 19 medical personnel.

A cluster of 108 confirmed cases were traced to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

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Vocabulary:

cluster : group of people, animals or things close together - กลุ่ม

confirm (verb): to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน

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

jailbreak (noun): an escape from prison, usually by several people - การแหกคุก

positive (adj): showing clear evidence that a particular substance or medical condition is present มีประจุบวก (การทดสอบ) - มีประจุบวก (การทดสอบ)

recapture : to catch a person or an animal that has escaped - จับกลับคืน

riot : a violent protest - การจลาจล

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