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Tuesday: 7 new Covid cases

Dancers and puppeteers, all wearing protective face shields, pose for a photo with a Hanuman puppet at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on July 13, 2020.

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The government reported that seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, all Thai nationals who recently returned from abroad -- six from Egypt and one from the US. The death toll remained at 58.

The six returnees from Egypt are male students aged 20-32. They arrived on July 8 and were quarantined in Chon Buri province. They tested positive for the disease on July 11. Four of them were in close contact with previously confirmed cases.

The other case is a 66-year-old maid who arrived from the US on July 9. She was quarantined in Bangkok and tested positive on July 12 while being asymptomatic.

Of the accumulated 3,227 confirmed cases in Thailand, 2,444 contracted the disease locally and 290 were detected in state quarantine facilities. One patient recovered over the past 24 hours, raising total recovery cases to 3,091. Seventy-eight patients remained at hospitals. The death toll remained unchanged at 58.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 199,818 over the past 24 hours to 13.23 million and the death toll went up by 3,954 to 575,525. The US had the most cases at 3.48 million, up by 65,488.

Vocabulary:

accumulate : to get more and more of something over a period of time - เก็บสะสม, สะสม, สั่งสมมานาน

asymptomatic (adj): (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ

contact (noun): a situation in which people or things touch each other or come very close to each other - การสัมผัส

death toll : the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต

quarantine (verb): to keep a person or animal that might have a disease separate from other people or animals so that they do not catch the disease - กักบริเวณ จำกัดบริเวณ

quarantine (noun): a situation in which a person or animal that might have a disease is kept separate from other people or animals so that they do not catch the disease - การกักบริเวณ, การจำกัดบริเวณ

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

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