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German man among three new Covid-19 cases


Three new Covid-19 cases were found over a 24-hour period but there were no deaths, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration(CCSA), said on Thursday (May 21).

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The total number of Covid-19 patients increased to 3,037.
All the new cases found in Bangkok and Chonburi; two in community areas while one patient, who had returned from the Philippines, was in state quarantine.


The first case is a Thai man, 72, who suffers from diabetes and lung cancer. He is being treated in a state hospital. He went to have a haircut at a salon on Prachachuen Road four days ago after which his symptoms start to show up on May 18.


The second case is a 42-year-old German man who lived in Bangkok but had gone to Chaiyaphum province from April 30 to May 16. His relative had a fever on May 8 but did not go to hospital. He also went to a shopping mall in Chaiyaphum during his stay. After returning to Bangkok, he went to check-up his health and was found to be infected on May 18.


The third case is a 25-year-old female student who had returned from the Philippines. She entered the state quarantine area on May 13 and was found to be infected on May 19 though none of the symptoms were visible.


Meanwhile, nine people have fully recovered and returned home.


As of May 21, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 3,037 -- 84 are under treatment, 2,897 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 56 deaths.


Globally, there have been more than 4.99 million confirmed cases and around 320,000 deaths.

Published : May 21, 2020

By : The Nation