Covid-19 update: 3 imported cases found in quarantine (May 17)

Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, reported 3 new Covid-19 cases at this morning’s press briefing. All 3 are returnees, male students – 1 from Pakistan and 2 from Egypt. The new cases bring the national total of infections to 3,028 as the nation begins relaxing emergency restrictions and reopening shopping cetnres and other businesses.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the national total at 56 since the beginning of the outbreak. 1 more person has recovered and was discharged from hospital, leaving only 116 still under treatment and the recovery rate at 94%.

Globally, there have been more than 4.7 million confirmed cases and around 313,000+ deaths from the virus.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

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