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Five returnees in state quarantine found carrying the virus

Jul 15. 2020
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By The Nation

Five new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in state quarantine with zero deaths over a 24-hour period, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, assistant spokesperson of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), reported on Wednesday (July 15).

Wednesday marked the 51st day without a domestic infection since May.

The five cases were all Thais, two of whom had returned from UAE, two from Singapore and one from the United States. Only the US returnee is showing symptoms and has lost their sense of smell.

Meanwhile, one earlier patient has fully recovered and sent home.

As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed cases in Thailand stood at 3,232 (295 found in state quarantine) – 82 are being treated, 3,092 have recovered and been discharged and there have been 58 deaths.

Globally, total confirmed cases stand at 13.4 million, up by 221,000, with 7.8 million having recovered, while deaths stand at 581,000. Thailand is still 100 in the list of countries with Covid-19 cases, while the US is still at the top with more than 60,000 new cases confirmed followed by Brazil and India.

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