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Koh Samui Covid-19 case: Recovered and released from quarantine

The 57 year old woman who recently tested positive for Covid-19 in Koh Samui has been cleared and released from quarantine. The Samui Hospital director told the Bangkok Post that the woman has fully recovered and tested negative for the virus.

The woman and her family flew from Paris to Bangkok on September 30. They completed a mandatory 14 day quarantine at a facility in Samut Prakan, southeast of Bangkok. On October 17, while in Koh Samui, the woman complained of a fever. She went to the hospital 3 days later where she tested positive for Covid-19.

Health officials have been trying to track down where the woman came in contact with the virus. Traces of the virus were found on gym equipment the woman used at the Samut Prakan quarantine hotel. The woman’s family have all tested negative for Covid-19.

Last week, 2 people in quarantine at the same hotel tested positive for Covid-19. It’s unclear if the cases are linked to the woman in Koh Samui. The quarantine hotel, named in a Bangkok Post report as Siam Mandarina, might not be up to standard, according to an official from the General Communicable Diseases Division.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Caitlin Ashworth

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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