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One returnee from the US tests positive for Covid-19 in state quarantine

Sep 27. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported one new case in a state quarantine facility over a 24-hour period on Sunday.

A 24-year-old asymptomatic male student, who had returned from the United States on September 22, tested positive on September 25 at a state quarantine facility in Chonburi.

The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand increased to 3,523 (585 in state quarantine), of whom 97 are in hospital and 3,367 have recovered and been discharged, while the death toll remains 59.

According to Worldometer, as of 10 am on Sunday, the total number of confirmed global cases had increased to 33 million (up by 294,650 over a 24-hour period), 24.4 million have recovered, 7.94 million are active cases (65,331 in serious condition) and 998,716 have died.

Thailand ranks 138th for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number with 7.28 million, followed by India 5.99 million, Brazil 4.71 million, Russia 1.14 million and Colombia 806,038

The CCSA also reported on infection numbers in Myanmar. On September 26 (8.30pm), there were 880 cases and 24 deaths, bringing the total number of cumulative cases to 9,901, with 7,112 active cases and 198 deaths.

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