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Seven new Covid-19 cases – all in state quarantine

Jun 29. 2020
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By The Nation

Thailand saw seven new confirmed Covid-19 cases – all in state quarantine – without any deaths over a 24-hour period, Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai reported today (June 29), marking 35 days without a domestic case.

Among the latest cases, six had returned home from India – three men (aged 42, 45 and 61) and three women (28, 31 and 36 years old). They were found to have fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing and a loss of smell. The seventh case was a person who returned from the US with a cough and sore throat.

As of today, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 3,169 (2,444 domestic cases and 232 found in state quarantine). Of these, 58 are under treatment, 3,053 have recovered and been discharged, and 58 have died.

According to Dr Sukhum, most of the virus cases in state quarantine are found in the first five days. However, the 14-day quarantine period is still needed.

Thailand presently has 10,349 beds available nationwide for severe cases, more than 1.1 million N95 masks, over 511,000 PPE suits and 11,096 respirators, Sukhum said, adding that there are more than 300,000 Favipiravir tablets in stock and the necessary medicine, meaning that the country is ready in case a second wave breaks out.

Globally, there are now 10.2 million confirmed Covid-19 cases, an increase of 163,000 in the past 24 hours, which is considered a record. Of these, 5.5 million have recovered and more than 500,000 have died.

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