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Only one new Covid-19 case in state quarantine

Jul 03. 2020
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By The Nation

There was one case of Covid-19 infection over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Friday (July 3), the 39th day without a domestic case.

The new patient is a 24-year-old woman who had returned from Bahrain on June 28 and tested positive in state quarantine in Chonburi province aftee having symptoms like coughing and diarrhoea, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the CCSA spokesman, said.

Meanwhile seven patients recovered fully and returned home, reducing the number undergoing treatment in hospitals to 56.

As of July 3, the total number of confirmed cases in the country since the outbreak stood at 3,180 (2,444 domestic cases and 243 in state quarantine) -- 3,066 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths.

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases reached 10.9 million, up by 179,000 in Thursday, 5.9 million have recovered while deaths stood at 523,000.

Dr Taweesin also revealed the number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, and influenza, which is also a respiratory disease mostly found in children aged 0-4 years, had decreased dramatically due to people wearing face masks. Overall pneumonia cases also tended to decrease.

Dr Taweesin urges Thais living abroad who wanted to return home to hasten their decision so that the government agencies could book and prepare state quarantine facilities for them, especially as there is space available now.

Since April 3, 51,464 people have entered the 14-day compulsory quarantine, 42,038 had already returned home while 9,426 were still at the quarantine facilities.

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