7 new Covid cases Tuesday

7 new Covid cases Tuesday

Dancers and puppeteers, all wearing protective face shields, pose for a photo with a Hanuman puppet at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on July 13, 2020. The Monkey God Hanuman is a character from the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Hindu epic Ramayana. (AFP photo)
Dancers and puppeteers, all wearing protective face shields, pose for a photo with a Hanuman puppet at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on July 13, 2020. The Monkey God Hanuman is a character from the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Hindu epic Ramayana. (AFP photo)

The government reported that seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, all Thai nationals who recently returned from abroad -- six from Egypt and one from the US. The death toll remained at 58.

Of the accumulated 3,227 confirmed cases in Thailand, 2,444 contracted the disease locally and 290 were detected in state quarantine facilities. One patient recovered over the past 24 hours, raising total recovery cases to 3,091. Seventy-eight patients remained at hospitals. The death toll remained unchanged at 58.

The six returnees from Egypt are male students aged 20-32. They arrived on July 8 and were quarantined in Chon Buri province. They tested positive for the disease on July 11. Four of them were in close contact with previously confirmed cases.

The other case is a 66-year-old maid who arrived from the US on July 9. She was quarantined in Bangkok and tested positive on July 12 while being asymptomatic.

Global Covid-19 cases rose by 199,818 over the past 24 hours to 13.23 million and the death toll went up by 3,954 to 575,525. The US had the most cases at 3.48 million, up by 65,488.



Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (28)

Man arrested for jealous-frenzy murder

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A man has been arrested and charged with pulling his girlfriend out of a car and stabbing her to death in a fit of jealous frenzy.

15:42

Sworn in

The new ministers recite the oath of office before His Majesty the King, and there's no honeymoon period - with their first cabinet meeting on Thursday.

15:16

Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon tells staff to 'fight on'

HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai on Wednesday told his reporters to "fight on" following his dramatic arrest, as China widens its crackdown against critics in the semi-autonomous business hub.

14:45