Returnees walk to their bus, heading for quarantine, at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province. The government reported 15 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)
The government on Friday reported 15 new cases of Covid-19 infection, 14 quarantined returnees from the Middle East and one from Japan.
Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said four cases were from Egypt. They were Thai men aged 22, 23, 26, and 28 who arrived on July 24 on the same flight as five previously confirmed cases.
They were quarantined in Chon Buri province and tested positive on the 12th day after their arrival.
Ten new cases came from Saudi Arabia. Nine of them were Thai male students aged 24-28. The other was a Thai man aged 43 who worked at a factory.
The 15th new case was a Thai male worker aged 29. He arrived from Japan on July 31.
All 15 new cases were asymptomatic.
Covid infection rates among returnees were 10% of those from Saudi Arabia, 12% from Egypt and 1.5% from Japan.
Total Covid-19 cases rose to 3,345, 3,148 of whom recovered and 139 patients were at hospitals. The death toll had stopped at 58 since June 2.
Global Covid-19 cases rose by 282,728 over the past 24 hours to 19.26 million and the death toll was up by 6,491 to 717,680. The United States had the most cases at 5.03 million, up by 58,611, and the most deaths at 162,804, up by 1,203.
asymptomatic (adj): (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ
confirm (verb): to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน
death toll : the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต
factory : a building or group of buildings where goods are made - โรงงาน
quarantine (verb): to keep a person or animal that might have a disease separate from other people or animals so that they do not catch the disease - กักบริเวณ จำกัดบริเวณ
quarantine (noun): a situation in which a person or animal that might have a disease is kept separate from other people or animals so that they do not catch the disease - การกักบริเวณ, การจำกัดบริเวณ
test positive : to show in a medical test that a particular virus, bacteria, disease or drug is present in the body - ตรวจพบว่าติดเชื้อ