Thailand reports 745 new coronavirus cases, one new death

FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a face mask inside a department store, after the Thai government ordered a temporary closure of various public facilities, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bangkok, Thailand January 2, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand confirmed 745 new coronavirus infections and one new death on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 8,439 and deaths to 65 since its first case in January.

The majority of the new cases were detected in Samut Sakhon, a province near Bangkok, where the current outbreak started in the middle of December, the government’s COVID-19 taskforce said.

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