Disease control officials meet passengers arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport and heading to quarantne. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Sixteen new cases of the novel coronavirus infection were reported on Thursday, quarantined arrivals from seven countries, raising total to 3,942.
The new cases were from Kuwait, Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Nine cases are returnees aged 33-51 arriving from Kuwait via Qatar and Singapore last Friday. Eight are women.
The nine tested positive 3-4 days after arrival. Six of them were asymptomatic and the rest had fevers, headaches, sore throats and excessive phlegm, a cough and weariness. They were quarantined and treated in Chon Buri province.
Two cases are from Kuwait. One is a Kuwaiti teacher aged 23. The other is a Thai man, a 44-year-old farmer.
The five other cases are from Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE and the US. Only the man coming from Switzerland showed symptoms of the disease. Most are being quarantined and treated in Chon Buri.
Of the total 3,942 cases, 3,788 (96%) have recovered including, eight discharged over the past 24 hours, and 94 were at hospitals, the CCSA said. The death toll stood unchanged at 60.
asymptomatic (adj): (of a person or illness) having no symptoms, i.e., not signs of a disease or medical condition - ไร้อาการ
death toll : the number of people killed - ยอดผู้เสียชีวิต
discharge : to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
phlegm (pronounced 'flem') : a thick yellow or green substance that you get in your nose and throat, especially when you have a cold - เสมหะ
symptoms (noun): signs that someone has an illness - อาการ