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

Caitlin Ashworth

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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

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    Jack

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

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    Remo

    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.

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    Martyn

    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

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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.

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