Eight new cases takes Thailand's Covid-19 total to 3,000
Thailand maintained the recent trend of single-digit daily increase in Covid-19 cases after eight more people tested positive, but there were no deaths over a 24-hour period, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said on Friday (May 8).
Cumulative Covid-19 cases since the outbreak increased to 3,000.
Three new cases -- a 45-year-old man and two 51-year-old men -- were found during proactive testing in Yala. They had close contacts with previous patients who had returned from Malaysia.
The other five were female immigrant workers (aged 19-30), who were found to be infected in Songkla’s immigration quarantine area.
Meanwhile, 12 people have fully recovered and returned home with patient recovery rate at 92.8 per cent.
As of May 8, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 3,000 -- 161 are under treatment, 2,784 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 55 deaths.
Globally, there have been more than 3.84 million confirmed cases and around 269,000 deaths
Chachoengsao, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao, and Surat Thani have joined the list of provinces without any new case being reported in the last 28 days.
Doctors have added an inability to smell as one of the symptoms of Covid-19 infection. People experiencing the symptoms have been urged to test themselves at a nearby hospital.