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Three foreigners among 9 found positive in quarantine

Oct 14. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Wednesday reported nine new cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period.

The latest cases are:

> Two Indian women, aged 55 and 25, who arrived in Thailand on September 30 and were found positive on October 12 in alternative quarantine at a Bangkok hotel.

> A Thai woman, 50, who returned from Japan on October 7 and tested positive on October 10 in Chon Buri state quarantine.

> Three Thai soldiers (aged 27, 35, 36), who came home from a UN mission in South Sudan on October 12 and were found positive on the same day in Chon Buri state quarantine.

> A female flight attendant, 26, and a masseuse, 39, who returned from the United Arab Emirates on October 9 and tested positive on October 12 in Chon Buri state quarantine.

> An American boxing coach, 31, who arrived from the United Arab Emirates on October 9 and was found positive on October 12 in alternative quarantine at a hotel in Bangkok. His health history shows he had contracted the virus once before.

As of Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand stands at 3,652 (714 found in state quarantine). Of these, 136 are in hospital and 3,457 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 59.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am the number of global confirmed cases has increased to 38.36 million (rising by 313,286 in 24 hours). Of these, 28.59 million have recovered, 8.42 million are active cases (69,070 in severe condition) and 1.085 million have died (an increased of 3,756).

Thailand ranks a safe 141st for most cases in the world. The US has the most number, with 8.09 million, followed by India (7.23 million), Brazil (5.11 million), Russia (1.32 million) and Spain (925,341).

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