Thailand discovers five new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Wednesday

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

One of the patients is American while the rest are Thai returnees from Egypt (3) and India (1).   

The new discoveries bring the total number of cases up to 3,356 cases.

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

Six people have recovered in the past 24 hours. The total number of discharged patients is now at 3,169.

Currently, 129 people remain in hospital.

Global situation

There are now more than 20.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases globally. On Wednesday, it was reported that 264,881 cases were found within the past 24 hours.

More than 13.4 million people (65.5 per cent) have recovered from the infection and more than 745,000 (3.6 per cent) have died from the disease.

Currently, there are around 64,500 patients being treated as severe cases.

More than half of the global confirmed cases were found in three countries. There were more than 5.3 million confirmed cases in the US alone, followed by 3.1 million in Brazil and 2.3 million in India.

India reported 61,252 confirmed cases and 835 deaths on Wednesday, followed by Brazil (54,923 / 1,242) and the US (54,511 / 1,557).

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