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Covid-19 update: 3 new imported cases, no new deaths (August 8)

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported 3 new Covid-19 cases today. All are Thai nationals, 2 recently repatriated from Saudi Arabia and 1 from Indonesia, bringing the total to 3,348. The death toll remained unchanged at 58. Today marks 75 days without a locally transmitted case being identified in Thailand.

2 of the new cases are students, both 24, who arrived in Thailand on July 25 on the same flight as 12 previously confirmed cases. They’re at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri province. Yesterday they tested positive for Covid-19, although they showed no symptoms.

The returnee from Indonesia is a 32 year old employee of a construction firm. He arrived in Thailand on Monday and was taken to a state quarantine facility in Samut Prakan province. He tested positive on Wednesday, and was also asymptomatic.

The new infections bring the country’s total cases to 3,348 since the beginning of the outbreak, of whom 3,150 have recovered, including 2 new recovered cases, or 94%. 140 patients remain in hospital.

A total of 1,815 cases were reported in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province, 744 in the South, 582 in the Central Plains, 112 in the Northeast and 95 in the North.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 284,567 over the past 24 hours to 19.5 million and the death toll was up by 6,370 to 724,050. The United States has the most cases at 5 million, up by 63,345.

Brazil ranks second with 2.9 million cases, up by 49,502. India is third with 2 million cases, up by 61,455. Thailand currently ranks 112th by the number of confirmed cases, the CCSA reports.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Nation Thailand

 

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  1. Toby Andrews

    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Well then keep the Thais OUT.
    Are they paying for the state quarantine as the felangs are?
    I doubt it.

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