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Six Thai returnees test positive for Covid-19

Sep 20. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported six new cases over a 24-hour period on Sunday (September 20).

Two of the returnees -- an eight-year-old student and a 35-year-old woman -- had flown back from Saudi Arabia on September 5 and tested positive on September 17 at Bangkok’s state quarantine facility.

A 38-year-old male freelancer returned from Kuwait on September 13 and tested positive on September 28 at the Chonburi state quarantine facility.

Three returnees -- two 21-year-old women and a 22-year-old man -- had travelled from Morocco on September 18 and were found positive during the screening process at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Meanwhile, two patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand increased to 3,506 (568 in state quarantine), of whom 107 are in hospital, 3,340 have recovered and been discharged and 59 have died.

According to Worldometer, as of 10 am on Sunday, the total number of confirmed cases increased to 30.98 million (increasing by 291,160 over a 24-hour period), 22.5 million have recovered, 61,392 are in serious condition and 961,337 have died.

Thailand ranks 132nd for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number with 6.96 million, followed by India 5.39 million, Brazil 4.52 million, Russia 1.09 million and Peru 762,865.

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