Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections or deaths for third day
No new COVID-19 cases or deaths were reported in Thailand for the third day in a row on Wednesday.
CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said today that cumulative infections in the country remain 3,135, with zero new infections since Monday. The death toll remains 58.
Recoveries have increased to 2,996 and 81 are still being treated in hospital.
Dr. Taweesin said that, although there has not been a single locally-transmitted infection for 23 days, the safe period is 28 days, or twice the incubation period of the disease and, hence, the continued need to wear face masks when leaving home. “Please maintain the zero infection status as long as we can,” he added.
He cited the case of China, which started easing lockdown restrictions when new infections fell to zero, but has had to re-impose restrictions after a second wave of infections immerged.
Worldwide, the cumulative total of infections is 8,257,885, with 445,986 fatalities and 4,306,749 recoveries. The US has the highest total number of infections at 2,208,400. Brazil recorded the highest number of new infections in a single day at 37,000.
Dr. Taweesin said, however, that the new infection rate in the US has stabilized while, in Brazil, infections are still on the rise. New Zealand recorded two new cases, returning from Britain, for the first time in 24 days.
Regarding the 38 infected Thai students in Egypt, he said that they have been isolated in their apartment, with food and survival kits being provided by the Thai embassy in Cairo, adding that they will return to Thailand once they are clear of the disease.