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Wednesday: 18 new Covid-19 cases

Disease control officials stand ready to test people in Chiang Mai province for Covid-19 on Monday. (Photo: Public Relations Department)

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The government on Wednesday reported 18 new cases of novel coronavirus infection among arrivals from 11 countries, mostly Thai returnees.

They included five coming from Switzerland and three from Myanmar, and raised the total number of cases to 4,026.

The cases from Switzerland were all Thais  - a male programmer, 31, a female student, 27, a 66-year-old housewife and two other women, both aged 56.

The three cases from Myanmar ere also Thai returnees - female and male company employees aged 43 and 44, and a woman, 25, who worked at an entertainment venue and who had sneaked into the country. All three were admitted to hospital in Chiang Rai province.


Two other cases were Thai returnees from Japan - a 24-year-old male and a 29-year-old woman farm worker.

The eight others came from Egypt, Germany, Israel, Kuwait, Sudan, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

All the new cases arrived between Nov 16 and 30 and were asymptomatic.

Of the 4,026 local cases in total, 3,822 (94.9%) have recovered, including 11 discharged over the previous 24 hours, and 144 were in hospitals. The death toll remained unchanged at 60.

Vocabulary:

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

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

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

sneak (verb): (past: snuck) to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid being seen - เดินหลบ,เดินลับ ๆ ล่อ ๆ

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