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Eight new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine

Jul 23. 2020
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By The Nation

There were eight new cases of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Thursday (July 23).

It was the 59th day without any domestic cases.

Of the eight asymptomatic cases in state quarantine, four patients had returned on two flights from Egypt, two had returned from Sudan and two from the United States, Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, CCSA assistant spokeswoman, said. There have been 18 positive cases from the Egypt flights and 15 from the Sudan flight.

As of July 23, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 3,269 (332 in state quarantine) -- 106 are under treatment, 3,105 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 58 deaths.

Globally, the total number of confirmed cases has passed 15.3 million, up by 279,000 on Wednesday -- the highest on a single day -- 9.3 million have recovered while deaths stood at 630,000. Thailand is 103rd among countries with the most number of cases. The US has the most number (4.1 million), followed by Brazil (2.2 million) and India (1.2 million ).

Dr Panprapa also reported that 60,470 returnees had been through state quarantine of whom 332 people tested positive, a 0.55 per cent infection rate.

Of the soldiers returning from Hawaii, 10 out of 151 soldiers showed symptoms and were transferred to hospital quarantine, while one soldier who had a congenital disease was sent to a hospital for treatment. Other soldiers were transferred to Chonburi for state quarantine.

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