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Three Sudan returnees test positive for Covid-19


Three new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in state quarantine with no deaths over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, reported on Friday (July 17).

Friday also marked the 53rd day without a single domestic case since May.

The new cases were three women aged 22, 23 and 28, who had taken the same flight from Sudan as the Sudanese ambassador’s daughter.
Two of the patients are asymptomatic, while one has a fever, sore throat and coughing.

Meanwhile, one patient from an earlier case recovered fully and returned home.

As of Friday, the total number of confirmed cases in Thailand stood at 3,239 (302 found in state quarantine) – 85 are being treated, 3,096 have recovered and 58 have died

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases is 13.9 million, up by 255,010 (the highest daily number for new cases so far), with 8 million having recovered and 586,000 dead.

Thailand has dropped to 101 in the list of countries with most Covid-19 cases, while the US tops the list with 3.6 million, followed by Brazil 2 million and India 1 million.

Published : July 17, 2020

By : The Nation