THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced at 11 a.m. today (Nov. 7) that over the past 24 hours one locally transmitted case was found in southern Krabi province with 11 more overseas arrivals testing positive for this deadly disease and all placed under state quarantine, Sanook.com reported.
The person infected in Krabi is a 37-year-old Indian man residing in Thailand and works at a restaurant. On Nov. 4 he came in for a test in order to get his work permit renewed but got a positive result. He is currently under treatment at Krabi Hospital.
The 11 new overseas cases are from the following countries:
– France: 2 patients;
– United Arab Emirates: 1 patient;
– India: 1 patient;
– The Netherlands: 1 patient;
– Switzerland: 1 patient;
– United States: 2 patients;
– Mexico: 1 patient
– Myanmar: 2 patients (returned to Myanmar for treatment).
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center there are currently a total of 49,322,827confirmed Covid-19 cases across the world, and the five worst-hit countries are: US – 9,733,816 patients; India – 8,462,080; Brazil – 5,631,181; Russia – 1,720,063; and France – 1,709,716.
A total of 1,242,868 people have died of this deadly disease, and the five countries with the biggest death toll are: US – 236,073; Brazil – 162,015; India – 125,562; Mexico – 94,323; and United Kingdom – 48,565.
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