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British woman tests positive for Covid-19 in state quarantine

Aug 31. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported one case in state quarantine over a 24-hour period on Monday (August 31), the 98th day without any domestic cases in Thailand since May.

The 29-year-old British language teacher had arrived on August 15 from the United Kingdom and had checked into alternative state quarantine in Bangkok. She tested positive on August 27 with fever and headache symptoms.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand stood at 3,412 (475 in state quarantine), of whom 101 are in hospital and 3,252 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 58.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am on Monday the total number of confirmed cases globally since the outbreak increased to 25.3 million. Of those, 17.7 million have recovered, while over 850,591 have died so far.

Thailand ranks 121st for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number with 6.17 million, followed by Brazil 3.86 million, India 3.61 million, Russia 990,326 and Peru 647,166.

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