Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections on Saturday

An aerial picture taken on May 12, 2020 shows a face mask placed on the face of a giant Buddha statue at Wat Nithet Rat Pradit temple in Pathum Thani outside Bangkok, as the country deals with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation.

Thailand today is free of new COVID-19 infections, with a death toll remaining at 58, according to the CCSA’s news bulletin.

Total infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,376, with 3,193 recoveries. 125 people are still being treated in hospital.

Of all the infections, 2,444 were locally acquired and 932 are imported cases, including 439 who are still in state quarantine.

Thailand is now ranked at 114th place worldwide, in terms of the overall number of infections.

Globally, cumulative infections to date are 21,342,454, including 283,177 new cases today. The total worldwide death toll is 763,064, accounting for 3.13% of all infections.

Thailand’s Disease Control Department’s Director-General, Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said yesterday that the Japanese man, who returned home from Thailand on August 8th and who tested positive upon arrival at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, has tested negative in a RT-PCR test conducted by a hospital in Japan on August 14th.

Dr. Suwanchai urged Thai people to keep wearing face masks in public, wash their hands regularly and maintain social distancing, despite there not having been a single case of locally acquired infection in over two months.

He also asked Thai people to have faith in the country’s healthcare infrastructure.

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