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Coronavirus

Thailand COVID cases jump as prisons hit by outbreaks

Pro-democracy activists test positive as daily infections reach record high

Thousands of inmates in Bangkok's two main prisons have contracted COVID-19. (File photo by Reuters)

BANGKOK -- Thousands of inmates in Bangkok's two main prisons have tested positive for COVID-19, helping to bring Thailand's daily reported cases for Thursday to a record high.

The kingdom confirmed 4,887 daily cases, breaking the previous record of 2,839, reported on April 24. The cases found on Thursday account for 5.2% of the total 93,794 infections so far recorded in the country.

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