Thailand reports five new COVID-19 infections on Sunday
Five new COVID-19 cases have been officially recorded in Thailand today, but no new fatalities. Accumulated infections in the country are now 3,009, while death toll remains at 56 with 2,794 recoveries.
Meanwhile, in the southern resort province of Phuket, Governor Pakkapong Thaveepat reported four new infections today, but CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, told a news briefing in Bangkok that the reported infections in Phuket are not part of the official numbers yet, although all four people have been admitted to hospital for monitoring and further epidemiological investigation.
He advised those returning from Phuket with a fever, runny nose or reduced sense of smell or taste, to ask for a free test at a state hospital.
The new confirmed cases include a 44-year old Thai woman, living in Bangkok, an 80-year old Thai man in Narathiwat province, two Thai students returning from Pakistan and a Thai woman returning from the UAE, all of whom are in state quarantine.
So far, 45 provinces have not reported a new infection for the past 28 days. Nine provinces have not reported a single case since the start of the outbreak. These include Chainat, Trat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Kamphaeng Phet, Nan, Phichit, Bung Karn, Ranong and Satun, which houses a state quarantine facility for those arriving from abroad.
Of the cases being investigated in Phuket, one is a 23-year old Thai woman living in Soi Pasak, Tambon Choeng Taley of Thalang District. She fell sick on May 2nd. Another is a 29-year old Thai woman working at a convenience store in Muang District who fell sick on May 7th, the third is a 19-year old Thai student who fell sick on May 6th and the fourth is a 29-year old policeman in the Patong area. He fell sick on May 2nd.