Five new COVID-19 infections reported in quarantine
Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases among those who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine.
According to the CCSA’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, the five new infections are Thais returning from Oman, Turkey, Indonesia and the United States.
The case from Oman is a 26-year old woman, who arrived in Thailand on August 17th and entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province. A second test on August 23rd confirmed she was infected, but no symptoms were exhibited.
The second is a 47-year old woman, who was working in a spa in Turkey. She returned to Thailand on August 19th and tested positive on August 23rd while in state quarantine in Chon Buri province.
The third is a 46-year old man, arriving from the US on August 23rd and who tested positive upon arrival, although he was asymptomatic.
The last two are 27-year old male and a 20-year old female students, arriving from Indonesia on August 20th, but they tested positive on August 23rd while in state quarantine in Chon Buri province.
Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,402 with 3,229 recoveries and 58 deaths. 115 others are still in hospital.
Globally, cumulative infections have reached 23,809,241, with the US leading in terms of total infections at 5,915,630 and a death toll of 181,114.