Thailand records seven new COVID-19 cases in quarantine

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, six of them are Thai returning from abroad, including one American woman, all in state quarantine.

CCSA assistant spokesperson Panprapha Yongtrakul told a news briefing on Wednesday that five of the new cases are one female and four male Thai students returning from Egypt.

All five arrived in Thailand on July 30th on the same flight, on which one was found to be infected with COVID-19. All asymptomatic, they tested positive while in quarantine on August 3rd.

One Thai woman, returning from the United Arab Emirates on July 29th, on the same flight as two passengers who were earlier found to be infected, entered state quarantine in Chon Buri province on July 29th. She tested positive on August 3rd.

The other case is a 26-year old American woman, who arrived on July 31st and entered alternative state quarantine in Bangkok.  She tested positive on August 3rd and has since been admitted to hospital for treatment.

Cumulative infections in Thailand, to date, are 3,328 with 3,144 recoveries and 58 deaths. 126 others are still hospitalized.

Globally, cumulative infections total 18,701,672, with the US accounting for 4,918,420 cases. Brazil is second, with 2,808,076 cases and India third, with 1,906,613 cases. Thailand is ranked at 112th place worldwide.

Total death toll is now 704,365.



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