15 new Covid-19 cases from Mideast, Japan

15 new Covid-19 cases from Mideast, Japan

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)
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. They arrived on July 25 on the same flight as two previously confirmed cases.

They were quarantined in Chon Buri and tested positive on Wednesday, the 11th day after arrival.

The 15th new case was a Thai male worker aged 29. He arrived from Japan on July 31 and was quarantined in Samut Prakan province. He tested positive on Wednesday, the fifth day after his arrival.

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.


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