By The Nation
The new cases include a 33-year-old Syrian physician who travelled from Lebanon on October 9 and tested positive for Covid-19 on October 12. He had fever and had lost his sense of smell.
A 27-year-old Thai woman who had arrived from the Netherlands on October 10 tested positive three days later. She at a state quarantine facility in Chonburi.
A 31-year-old Thai woman who returned from Italy on October 10 tested positive on October 12 at the Chonburi state quarantine facility.
Three soldiers, aged 33, 46 and 53, returned from the UN mission in South Sudan on October 12 and tested positive on the same day.
A 66-year-old Ethiopian man, who arrived in Thailand for medical treatment, tested positive in hospital quarantine in Bangkok.
Meanwhile, six people from Myanmar have tested positive, including two chefs, aged 41 and 52, along with a 58-year-old male hotel employee – all Thai nationals – who arrived on October 9 and tested positive on October 13 in Chonburi quarantine facility.
Separately, two Myanmar drivers, 35 and 42, tested positive on October 9, while a 36-year-old Myanmar student was found positive at the border screening checkpoint. All three were returned to their country and are undergoing treatment at Myawaddy Hospital.
Separately, six Covid-19 patients have recovered and discharged so far.
The total number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 3,665 (724 in state quarantine), of whom 143 are in hospital and 3,463 have recovered and discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 59.
According to Worldometer, as of 10am, the total number of confirmed cases had risen to 38.74 million (up by 381,466). Of them, 29.12 million have recovered, while 8.52 million are active cases (70,431 in severe condition) and 1.096 million have died (up by 6,083).
Thailand ranks 141 for most cases in the world, while the US tops the list with 8.15 million cases, followed by India 7.3 million, Brazil 5.14 million, Russia 1.34 million and Spain 937,311.
Tests conducted on residents in Tak’s Mae Sot district after the Myanmar drivers were found positive shows that 1,194 test results have come up negative, while 4,189 new samples have been collected and are awaiting results.