Baby girl among 2 new quarantined Covid cases Tuesday

Baby girl among 2 new quarantined Covid cases Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: An employee (left) wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects the luggage of arriving international flight passengers before their transfer to a hotel for the compulsory 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Samut Prakan province on Nov 16, 2020. (AFP)
FILE PHOTO: An employee (left) wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects the luggage of arriving international flight passengers before their transfer to a hotel for the compulsory 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Samut Prakan province on Nov 16, 2020. (AFP)

The government on Tuesday recorded two new cases of the novel coronavirus, quarantined arrivals from India and Pakistan, raising the accumulated total to 3,922.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said the case from India was a five-month-old Indian baby girl who arrived on Nov 11 on the same flight as two previously confirmed cases.

The infant tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov 16, five days after arrival, while having a fever and vomiting.

She had been staying at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok and was later sent to a private hospital and then the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health in the capital.

The case from Pakistan is a Pakistani businessman aged 31. He arrived on Nov 16 via Dubai and tested positive on day 5 while asymptomatic.

He had stayed at an alternative state quarantine facility in Samut Prakan province and was later admitted to a private hospital.

Of the total 3,922 cases logged in Thailand since the beginning of the outbreak, 3,772 (96.18%) have recovered -- including six discharged over the past 24 hours – while 90 are currently hospitalised. The death toll remained the same at 60.

Global Covid-19 cases soared by 503,724 in 24 hours to 59.51 million. The worldwide death toll rose by 7,949 to 1.40 million.

The United States had the most cases at 12.78 million, up 172,103, and the most deaths at 263,687, up 972. India was second with 9.18 million cases, up 37,410, and 134,254 deaths, up 481.

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