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Wednesday: 111 new Covid cases, 3 deaths

Navy officers are handling garbage at a quarantine facility in the Sattahip naval base in Chon Buri province on Wednesday. (Navy photo)

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The government on Wednesday reported 111 new local cases of Covid-19, including 42 returnees from Indonesia, raising the total to 2,369. Three more deaths took the accumulated toll to 30.

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, said the 28th death was of a Russian man, 48, who visited Phuket on March 18-21. The 29th death was of an Indian businessman, 69, who also suffered from diabetes and heart disease. The 30th death was of an American man, 69, who suffered from chronic renal disease. 

Dr Taweesin said the new 111 local cases included 42 Thai returnees from Indonesia and 37 people who had been in close contact with previous patients, including 18 in Bangkok, seven in Nonthaburi and six in Yala.

"The 42 returnees from Indonesia were from one group of people and were tested on Tuesday," he said, referring to Muslims who returned on Monday from religious ceremonies in Indonesia.

Phuket recorded the most patients per 100,000 population -- 33.9 -- followed by 21.6 in Bangkok, 12.7 in Yala and 11.2 in Nonthaburi.

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Vocabulary:

ceremony (noun): a public or religious occasion that includes a series of formal or traditional actions - งานพิธี

chronic (adj): (of a disease, pain or problem) serious and lasting for a long time - เป็นประจำ

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

renal (adj): relating to or involving the kidneys, the two organs in the body that remove waste products from the blood and produce urine - เกี่ยวกับไต

returnee : someone who is "returning" to some place -

spokesman : a person who speaks on behalf of a group or an organization - โฆษก

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