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Thursday: 6 new Covid cases, no deaths

A woman wearing a protective mask poses in front of a flower shop in Bangkok on Wednesday. (Reuters photo)

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The government reported six new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of infections in Thailand to 3,141 with 58 deaths since January.

One more person recovered in the past 24 hours, leaving 86 in hospital.

All six new cases were imported, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thursday marked the 24th day since there was a confirmed locally-transmitted infection.

The spokeswoman said five of the new cases were Thais who arrived back in the country from Saudi Arabia last Friday. They were found to be infected with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. 

Dr Panprapa said the other case was a Thai national who returned from India on Monday and tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

According to a government website, Bangkok had the most cases -- 1,536 -- followed by Phuket with 227, Nonthaburi with 158, Yala with 125 and Samut Prakan with 112. 

Songkhla had the highest number of people in quarantine -- 90 -- followed by Bangkok with 54, Chon Buri with 34, Samut Prakan with 28, Satun with 18 and Pattani with 15.

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