[UPDATE-1] Thailand discovers eight new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Thursday

Thailand’s government said on Thursday that it had discovered eight new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.

The new patients are Thai returnees from Egypt (4), US (2) and Sudan (2).

The new discoveries bring the total number of cases up to 3,269 cases.

There are no new fatalities leaving the death toll at 58.

There was no new recovery in the past 24 hours leaving the total number of discharged patients at 3,105.

Currently, 106 people remain in hospital.

State quarantine

Dr Panprapa Yongtrakul, the deputy spokesperson of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said the 332 confirmed cases have been found in state quarantine out of 60,470 returnees.

There have been 226 recoveries while the remaining are still being treated.

Most of the infected patients were arriving from Indonesia (22 per cent of the confirmed cases), Kuwait (14.1 per cent), Egypt (9.4 per cent) and Saudi Arabia (8.8 per cent).

Global situation  

There are now more than 15.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases globally.

More than 9.3 million people or about 61 per cent have recovered from the infection and more than 630,000 or around 4 per cent have died from the disease. About 66,000 people or 0.4 per cent are now being treated as severe cases.

Around 4.1 million cases have been confirmed in the US alone, followed by 2.2 million in Brazil and 1.2 million in India.

There were 279,904 cases reported globally on Thursday, the highest recorded single-day rise with 72,306 in the US, 65,339 in Brazil, and 45,599 cases in India.

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