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Tuesday: 9 new Covid cases

A health worker performs a free test in a mobile Covid-19 novel coronavirus swab testing site on Khao San Road in Bangkok on Oct 12, 2020. (AFP file photo)

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The government on Tuesday reported nine new cases of the novel coronavirus -- quarantined Thai nationals who recently returned from overseas -- raising the total to 3,700.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said six of the cases were army engineers aged 25-49 who returned from South Sudan on Oct 12. Their infections were confirmed by a second test on day 3 after their arrival.

Two cases recently flew back from the UAE. One is a male student aged 22 who arrived on Oct 9. His infection was detected by a second test on day 7.


The other returnee from the UAE is a masseuse aged 25. She was first diagnosed with Covid-19 on Sept 1 and returned on Oct 9.

She was confirmed to still have the disease by a first test on day 7 and was the only one of the nine new cases who showed symptoms; she was coughing and suffering from a headache.

The final case is a woman aged 26 who arrived from Oman on Oct 14 and was found to have Covid-19 by a first test on day 4.

Of the total 3,700 cases, 3,491 (94.35%) have recovered, including three discharged over the past 24 hours, while 150 patients were in hospitals. The local death toll remained unchanged at 59.

Vocabulary:

case : a particular situation or a situation of a particular type - กรณี, เหตุการณ์, สถานการณ์

coughing : the action of forcing air up through your throat with a sudden noise, especially when you have a cold - ไอ

detected : noticed, discovered or found out - จับได้ พบได้

diagnosed (verb): having found out what physical or mental problem someone has by examining them - วินิจฉัยโรค, พบสาเหตุ

discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก

masseuse : a woman whose job is to give people massages - หมอนวดที่เป็นหญิง

symptoms (noun): signs that someone has an illness - อาการ

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