Thailand reports new seven coronavirus infections
Thailand recorded 7 new COVID-19 infections today, down two from yesterday, and the new cases are from the Active Case Finding (ACT) operation and among returnees in state quarantine.
“This is the first time that there are no new cases from our monitoring and health service systems,” said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, as he explained that three of the new cases are in Phuket and another in Krabi province and were the result of ACT, and three were people in quarantine after returning from Malaysia.
The new cases bring the accumulated number of infections in Thailand to 2,954. 22 more have recovered, bringing the total to 2,687. The death toll remains at 54.
Dr. Taweesin said that the southern province of Krabi, a popular tourist destination for both Thai and foreign tourists, has improved its COVID-19 testing facility, which can now produce results within four hours.
Thailand is now 59th on the worldwide ranking of COVID-19, in terms of accumulated cases, new infections, death toll and recoveries. In Asia, India has the most cases, with 33,062, 1,738 new daily infections and 1,079 fatalities.
In ASEAN, Singapore recorded 690 new cases today, bringing total infections there to 15,000.
Dr. Taweesin quoted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as saying that lockdown restrictions would be relaxed if the Thai public continue to cooperate fully by observing the Government’s advice about how to prevent the spread of the disease.