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Two returnees from US found positive in state quarantine

Sep 24. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today (September 24) reported two cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period.

The two latest cases are asymptomatic.

One is a 38-year-old businessman, who returned from the United States on September 10 and went into state quarantine in Bangkok. He was found positive on September 23.

The other is a 54-year-old female teacher, who came home from the US on September 17 and also went into state quarantine in Bangkok. He tested positive on September 21.

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

The number of confirmed cases in Thailand has now increased to 3,516 (578 in state quarantine). Of these, 104 are in hospital and 3,353 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 59.

Thailand ranks a safe 136th for most cases in the world.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am, the number of confirmed global cases has passed 32 million (increasing by 315,717 in 24 hours). Of these, 23.67 million have recovered, 62,377 are in severe condition and 981,958 have died.

The US has the most number of Covid-19 cases, with 7.13 million, followed by India (5.73 million), Brazil (4.62 million), Russia (1.12 million) and Colombia (784,268).

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