Monday: 5 more Covid cases

The government on Monday reported five new imported coronavirus cases, taking the total in Thailand to 3,195.

The new infections were in Thai nationals who recently returned from Kuwait and were in state quarantine, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced on its Facebook page.

Four of the new cases were males who worked as labourers, while the fifth was a masseuse. All arrived in Bangkok on June 29 and entered state quarantine in Bangkok.

Three tested positive for the virus on Thursday and the other two on Sunday. None of them showed symptoms of the disease.

Two infections were found yesterday on the same flight from Kuwait, which is now second to Indonesia on the list of sources of imported coronavirus cases in Thailand, according to the Disease Control Department. A particularly high percentage of people returning from Kuwait have tested positive.

The government found 69 out of 1,292 Thais who returned from Indonesia were infected – and 49 out of 292 from Kuwait.

The novel coronavirus has killed 58 people in Thailand since it was first detected in January, while 3,038 patients have recovered. 

One person was added to the tally of recovered cases in the past 24 hours, and 65 are hospitalised.

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