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Jakarta Post

Thailand reports 89 new coronavirus cases in highest daily jump



Bangkok, Thailand   /   Sat, March 21, 2020   /   12:30 pm
Thailand reports 89 new coronavirus cases in highest daily jump Volunteers use disinfectant to clean Wat Traimit temple in Bangkok on March 18, 2020, amid concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak across the world. - Wat Traimit is the home of 5.5 tonnes (11,000 lbs.) of pure gold Buddha statues and attracts thousands of tourists each day. (AFP/Mladen ANTONOV)

Thailand reported its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections on Saturday, with 89 new cases taking the national tally to 411.

Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a Public Health Ministry spokesman, said the new cases were linked to earlier infections from a boxing match, an entertainment complex and a religious gathering in neighbouring Malaysia.

Of those infected, 366 are currently being treated, while 44 have recovered.

Thailand has reported one death in the outbreak.

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