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16 found positive in quarantine as global cases hit 60 million

Nov 26. 2020
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By The Nation

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Thursday reported 16 new cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period.

The latest cases are:

> An 11-year-old Thai female student, who returned from the United States and Hong Kong (using a connecting flight) on November 12 and went into Chon Buri state quarantine. She tested positive on November 24.

> A 43-year-old Thai male welder, who flew back from the United Arab Emirates on November 13 and entered Chon Buri state quarantine. He tested positive on November 24.

> A 44-year-old Thai male farmer, who returned from Kuwait and Qatar (connecting flight) on November 17 and went into Chon Buri state quarantine. He was found positive on November 20.

> A 48-year-old Thai male freelancer, who travelled back from Qatar on November 17 and entered Chon Buri state quarantine. He tested positive on November 20.

> A 31-year-old female freelancer, who came home from Sweden and Germany (connecting flight) on November 19 and went into hotel quarantine in Bangkok. She was found positive on November 23.

> Nine Thais – a 33-year-old woman, a 51-year-old male businessman, three masseuses (aged 42, 43 and 52), a 43-year-old female freelancer, a 43-year-old man, a 51-year-old and a 34-year-old housewife – who travelled back from Turkey on November 20 and went into Chon Buri state quarantine. They were all found positive on November 23-24, with three of them showing symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever and fatigue.

> A 62-year-old Thai woman who returned from Switzerland on November 25 and was detected at a screening checkpoint in Suvarnabhumi Airport. She had a headache and phlegm.

> A 23-year-old Kuwaiti woman, who arrived on November 16 after taking a connecting flight from the UAE. She was found positive on November 23 while receiving treatment in hospital quarantine in Bangkok. Her health record shows she was infected once before, on September 21.

Meanwhile, eight patients have recovered and been discharged.

As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand has increased to 3,942 (981 in state quarantine). Of these, 94 are in hospital and 3,788 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains at 60.

According to Worldometer, as of 10am the number of confirmed cases has broken the 60-million record (increasing by 609,204 in 24 hours). Of these, 42.02 million have recovered, 17.26 million are active cases (103,933 in severe condition) and 1.43 million have died (an increase of 12,007).

Thailand ranks a safe 151st for most cases in the world, while the US has the most number, with 13.14 million, followed by India (9.27 million), Brazil (6.16 million), France (2.17 million) and Russia (2.16 million).

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