Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

9 new Covid-19 cases in Thai quarantine, with a possible reinfection

Caitlin Ashworth



9 new Covid-19 cases were detected in Thai quarantine facilities, including a patient who may have been infected with the virus a second time, or never fully recovered, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Most of the cases were army engineers travelling from South Sudan.

Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is now at 3,700 with 3,491 recoveries and 59 deaths. 150 people are still receiving medical treatment.

  • 6 army engineers, ages 25 to 49, travelling from South Sudan tested positive for Covid-19. They arrived on October 12 and they tested positive 3 days later while in quarantine in Chon Buri. They were admitted to Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok.
  • 2 people travelling from the United Arab Emirates tested positive for Covid-19. They both arrived in Thailand on October 9 and tested positive 7 days later. A 25 year old masseuse was first diagnosed with Covid-19 on September 1. After arriving in Thailand, she reported symptoms of a cough and headache. She was quarantined in Bangkok and admitted to the Central Chest Institute in the Nonthaburi province, just outside Bangkok, for treatment. A 22 year old student tested positive while quarantined in Bangkok. He was also admitted to the Central Chest Institute.
  • A 26 year old woman travelling from Oman tested positive for Covid-19. She arrived on October 14 and tested positive for the virus 4 days later. She was quarantined in Chon Buri and then admitted to a hospital in Samut Prakan.

9 new Covid-19 cases in Thai quarantine, with a possible reinfection | News by Thaiger

Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand

9 new Covid-19 cases in Thai quarantine, with a possible reinfection | News by Thaiger

Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of October 19, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

Catch up with the latest daily “Thailand News Today” here on The Thaiger.


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.



  1. Avatar


    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    If already caught covid last nov in Chiang mai… will I still need a vaccine?

  2. Avatar


    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    It would be very interesting to know how many people have been tested in quarantine since July, and how many of them tested positive .

    Because if lets say 10% of the returnees are positive, it would mean 10% of the global population is infected.

    it would also be very good to know how many of the positive ones remain asymptomatic , as it would be a good indicator about the real face of the virus.

  3. Avatar


    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Any country that thinks they can beat COV19 by shutting everyone out until a vaccine is found.

    1. There is no guarantee when or if the vaccine will work

    2. I am not a medic, but it must be nigh on impossible for any country to hide from Covid 19. So Thailand has 9 cases of new infections, surely the country NEEDS some infections in order to deal with them.

    The country cant stay locked for ever or else it will become N Korea v2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Phuket31 mins ago

It’s happening: Phuket sandbox approved by Cabinet

Thailand15 hours ago

Thailand News Today | AoT warns about tourist exuberance, easing of restrictions | June 22

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

CCSA: Bars to stay closed for now, drunk customers risk the spread of Covid-19

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Bangkok16 hours ago

Woman dies after jumping from Phra Khanong BTS station in Bangkok

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

263 covid cases linked to canned seafood factory in Songkhla

Drugs17 hours ago

Narcotics Control Board announce recent drug busts, heroin and cocaine sent by mail

Environment17 hours ago

3 Cambodian activists arrested for plotting against the government/insulting the king after documenting waste run-off

Chiang Mai18 hours ago

Chiang Mai eases restrictions, alcohol now allowed at restaurants

Thailand18 hours ago

Angry ex allegedly sets motorcycle on fire in school parking garage

Cambodia18 hours ago

6 arrested in Cambodia for allegedly trafficking people into Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 4,059 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand19 hours ago

Power outages coming to Kathu

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

Samut Sakhon governor calls for more vaccine doses after order was cut

Thailand20 hours ago

Fruit buyer arrested for allegedly using counterfeit certificates to export durian

Tourism21 hours ago

Airports of Thailand president says tourism won’t pick back up until October

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8