11 July 2024

Thailand recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including seven Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine, according to the CCSA.

The seven infected Thais include a 37-year old returning from Italy in state quarantine in Chon Buri province, a 52-year monk arriving from the US in state quarantine in Samut Prakan, two Thai male students, aged 25 and 26, returning from Libya and in state quarantine in Chon Buri province, a 60-year old businessman returning from Mozambique also in state quarantine in Chon Buri province and a 33-year old woman and a 40-year old man, returning from South Korea and in state quarantine in Bangkok.

The four others are a 42-year old Pakistani arriving from Pakistan and in alternative state quarantine in Bangkok, a 23-year old Omani businesswoman arriving from Oman in alternative hospital quarantine in Chon Buri province, a 55-year old French office employee arriving from France and in quarantine in Bangkok and a 28-year old Kuwaiti man arriving from Kuwait also quarantined in Bangkok.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,977, with 3,800 recoveries. 117 others are still being treated in hospitals. The death toll remains at 60.

Globally, cumulative infections, to date, are 62,562,948, including 105,238 severe cases. 43,188,234 people have recovered and the death toll is 1,458,099.

Meanwhile, Dr. Asdang Ruayarjin, deputy director-general of the Disease Control Department, died this morning of heart failure, as he was participating in a half marathon run in Khai Bang Rachan district of Sing Buri.

Dr. Asdang collapsed on the track and was given first-aid at the scene, before being rushed to Khai Bang Rachan Hospital, where he was given CPR. Defibrillation was attempted five times, unsuccessfully.