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Only 3 new Covid-19 patients but report awaited on 40 suspected cases in Yala


Thailand had its best day in months battling the Covid-19 with only three new cases over a 24-hour period, and no deaths, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Sunday (May 3).

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It was the seventh consecutive day of single-digit new cases, since the peak of 188 on March 22.The total number of Covid-19 cases increased to 2,969.

Of the new cases, two had a history of contact with patients and one got infected from the Narathiwas state quarantine area.

Meanwhile, seven people have fully recovered and returned home, taking the total number of patients under medical care below 200 for the first time in months. Patient recovery percentage is 92.25.

As of May 3, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2,969 -- 176 are under treatment, 2,739 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 54 deaths.

Globally, there have been more than 3.4 million confirmed cases and around 243,000 deaths

Regarding reports that 40 people were found to be infected in Yala, Taweesin said the cases were found during Yala’s proactive testing. He said 311 people were tested of whom 271 were negative and 40 were positive. However, the provincial health officers doubted the positive result because of the high rate of 30 per cent when the average rate is 4-5 per cent. “The cluster finding was good news. However, more data needs to be analysed and all will be retested,” said the spokesman. "After the process, this piece of information will be reported as soon as possible," he added.

Published : May 03, 2020

By : The Nation