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No domestic Covid-19 cases in 45 days, five more test positive in state quarantine

Jul 09. 2020
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By The Nation

There were five new cases of Covid-19 in state quarantine over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), reported on Thursday (July 9).

There have been no domestic cases for 45 days, since the last one reported on May 25.

Of the new cases, four had returned from the United Arab Emirates -- three men and a woman aged 38-54 -- Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the CCSA, said.

This group returned on July 2 and tested positive on July 7 despite showing no symptoms.

One male student returned from Egypt on July 8 and tested positive on the same day after he lost his sense of smell.

Meanwhile, 11 patients were reported to have fully recovered and returned home.

As of July 9, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 3,202 (2,444 domestic cases and 265 in state quarantine) -- 59 are under treatment, 3,085 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths.

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases passed 12 million, up by 210,000, with 7 million recovered while deaths stood at 552,000. Thailand ranked 99th for most cases in the world while the US still has the highest number, followed by Brazil and India.

“These numbers show that outside our country, the situation is still critical. It means that we are still in a dangerous condition. So don’t drop your guard,” said Dr Taweesin.

He also revealed that of the new patients found positive from June 1 to July 8, 33.33 per cent did not have symptoms before boarding, 36.67 per cent showed symptoms before travel, 25 per cent showed symptoms on the travel day, and 5 per cent could not identify the first date of infection.

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