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Tuesday: 287 new Covid cases

A man wearing a face mask walks past Covid-19 coronavirus signage after taking a PCR test at the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok on Monday. (AFP photo)

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Thailand on Tuesday reported 287 new coronavirus cases, 278 of them local transmissions, bringing the total to 10,834.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the accumulated toll at 67.

Taweesilp Visanuyothin of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said 278 new cases were local transmissions, and nine were quarantined arrivals.

They included 51 cases in Samut Sakhon province, 31 in Bangkok, six in Ang Thong and nine in Samut Prakan.

Since Dec 18, 10 provinces have logged more than 50 Covid-19 cases each. They are Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri, Rayong, Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chanthaburi, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Ang Thong and Pathum Thani.

“People in these 10 provinces should help us contain the disease and will be screened during their inter-provincial trips,” Dr Taweesilp said.

The new wave of Covid-19 since Dec 15 has already spread to 59 provinces, while 18 remain free of it.

Quarantined arrival cases came from China (1), Japan (1), the United States (2), the United Arab Emirates (1), the United Kingdom (2), Indonesia (1) and India (1).

Of the total 10,834 cases, 6.732 had recovered, including 166 discharged over the previous 24 hours, and 4,035 were receiving treatment, including 28 who were seriously ill, Dr Taweesilp said.

Vocabulary:

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

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

inter-provincial (adj): going between provinces - ระหว่างจังหวัด

local : in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about - ท้องถิ่น

screen : to find out information about people to see if they are suitable for something, at risk of something, etc. - คัดเลือก, แยกออก, เลือกออก

toll : the number of deaths and injuries caused by a disaster, accident, disease, etc. - การสูญเสีย

transmission : the spreading of a disease from one person or animal to another - การแพร่เชื้อ

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