Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine
New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Friday) shot up to 15, all of them Thais who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine.
CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing this morning that ten of the new cases, nine students aged 24-28 and one 43-year old factory worker, arrived in Thailand on July 24th from Saudi Arabia on the same flight, from which two other passengers tested positive for COVID-19.
All asymptomatic cases, the nine returnees tested positive on August 5th, while they were in state quarantine.
Four of the new cases are men returning from Egypt, on the same flight as five other passengers who were earlier found to be infected. They tested positive on August 5th. The other case is a 29-year old man, who arrived from Japan on July 31st and entered state quarantine in Samut Prakan province. He tested positive on August 5th.
Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,345, with 3,148 recoveries and 139 others still in hospital. The death toll remains 58.
Total cumulative infections in state quarantine are 408 to date.