22 May 2024

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to six today. All are in state quarantine after their return from Saudi Arabia and India.

CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul told a news briefing on Thursday that they are all students, five from Saudi Arabia and the sixth from India, who returned to Thailand on June 12th.

All were asymptomatic upon their arrival, but the student from India developed a fever on June 16th, and was admitted to hospital in Chon Buri province.

To date, the number of COVID-19 infections in state quarantine is 204.  In the past two weeks, 11 returnees from Saudi Arabia were found to be infected with coronavirus, accounting for 27.5% of the cases in state quarantine, followed by nine cases from United Arab Emirates, or 22.5%, and six cases from India or 20%.

The six new cases today bring the cumulative total of infections in the country to 3,141, while 2,997 patients have recovered and 86 are still hospitalized. The death toll remains 58.

Globally, cumulative infections are 8,400,129, with 461,263 fatalities. 4,414,991 people have recovered.

The United States has had the most infections, with 2,234,471 and 119,941 fatalities.

Dr. Pannapha reminded Bangkok’s bus commuters to follow health safety measures strictly, as more people are likely to turn to bus services, which will resume full operations on July 1st.