Thailand reports three more local coronavirus infections

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This content was published on October 18, 2020 - 06:11

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported three additional locally transmitted cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, a day after reporting its first local infections in more than a month.

The three new patients are family members of two Myanmar nationals who previously tested positive for the virus this week in the country's northern province bordering Myanmar, the government's coronavirus taskforce said.

Before this week's five cases, Thailand last reported a confirmed local transmission on Sept. 11. In total, Thailand has reported 3,686 cases of the virus and 59 deaths.

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat, writing by Chayut Setboonsarng; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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