A medic in Bangkok is among 18 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today
Thailand recorded 18 new COVID-19 cashes today (Thursday), 17 of whom are arrivals from abroad and in state quarantine and one locally-transmitted case.
CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told the media today that the new locally transmitted case is a 29-year old medic at a private hospital in Bangkok, who was working in alternative state quarantine, adding that she was in close contact with another medic who had earlier been diagnosed with COVID-19.
The medic developed a fever, muscle pains and a sore throat before she tested positive on Tuesday. She is the sixth case involving medics working in ASQ facilities.
According to standard practice, Dr. Taweesin said that all medical personnel working at ASQ facilities must wear PPE and take a shower after work, but there is no need for them to be isolated because those in quarantine are clear, with the majority of them already testing negative for the disease.
Because of the infection of the six medics, he said that 851 people, who were classified of being at high-risk, have been traced and tested for COVID-19, with 745 of them cleared of the contagion and remaining results are still pending.
The 17 imported cases today are two Thai women and two Swiss men arriving from Switzerland, two Thai women, aged 16 and 63, returning from Sweden, a 65-year old American and a 28 Filipina arriving from the Philippines, a 58-year old American arriving from the US, a 23-year Italian and a 23-year old American arriving from Britain, a Nepali woman from Nepal, a 35-year old Kenyan from Kenya, a 53-year Thai woman returning from Russia, a 23-year old Thai man and a 30-year Thai woman returning from Italy and a 52-year old Thai man returning from Libya.
Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 4,169, with 3,888 recoveries. 221 others are still being treated in hospitals.