[UPDATE-1] Thailand discovers ten new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Friday

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

The new patients are Thai returnees from the US (6), Germany (1), Netherlands (1), Pakistan (1) and Sudan (1).

The new discoveries bring the total number of cases up to 3,279 cases.

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

There were two recoveries in the past 24 hours. The total number of discharged patients is now at 3,107.

Currently, 114 people remain in hospital.

Rayong and Bangkok scares

Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesperson of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said all 12 people who came in close contact with the Egyptian patient two weeks ago will be out of quarantine by Saturday.

None of them has become infected with the virus.

More than 7,000 people have volunteered to be tested in Rayong. They have all tested negative for the virus.

For the Sudanese case in Bangkok, none of the people who came in close contact with the patient, including her family members, have tested positive for the virus.

Global situation

Dr Taweesin said the number of people infected with the virus in state quarantine has been increasing because the global number of confirmed cases is on the rise.

There were fifteen people infected with the virus while in state quarantine between June 21 and June 27, in comparison to the previous average of around 30 patients over a three week period.

“This coincides with the global situation which is now at about 200,000 cases per day and it is reaching 300,000 people per day,” he said.

There are more than 15.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases globally.

Of that, more than 9.5 million people or about 61 per cent have recovered from the infection and approximately 636,000 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.

There have been 4.2 million cases confirmed in the US alone, followed by 2.3 million in Brazil and 1.3 million in India.

On Friday, it was reported that 278,295 cases were found globally, the second-highest recorded single-day rise with 69,116 cases in the US, 58,080 in Brazil, and 48,446 cases in India.

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