Thailand's new Covid-19 cases jumps by 122 to 721

  • Thailand
  • Monday, 23 Mar 2020

BANGKOK, March 23 (The Nation/ANN) -- Covid-19 patients in Thailand increased by 122 on Monday (March 23), taking the total to more than 700.

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, said on Monday that the new cases could be divided into three groups.

The first group of 20 are connected to cluster cases -- four people had attended a boxing event in a stadium, 16 had had close contact with others previously confirmed as infected.

The second group comprises 10 people of whom four had just travelled back from overseas (two Thais returned from Paoy Paet district in Cambodia and Germany, and two foreigners were Swiss and French), while six had been working in crowded areas (staff in pubs) and close to foreigners (drivers).

The origin of the virus in the third group of 92 is still being investigated.

Meanwhile, seven patients recovered fully and returned home.

As of March 23, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stands at 721 -- 668 are under treatment, 52 have recovered and been discharged, and there has been one death.

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