Thailand announces one new confirmed case of Covid19, imported from Russia, and one additional death


At a daily Covid-19 Coronavirus Situation Administration, or CCSA, briefing in Bangkok, Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the spokesman of the CCSA, announced that there was only one additional new confirmed case of the Covid-19 Coronavirus this morning in Thailand, a Thai national who recently returned from Russia on a repatriation flight and was in state quarantine.

This marks three days in a row in Thailand with no confirmed locally spread cases in the entire country.

The confirmed death, which brings the total number of deaths in Thailand to 55, was a 69 year old Australian national who was a hotel manager in Phang Nga. This was the first new confirmed death in about a week.

Thailand now has a total of 2,981 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus since the start of the outbreak earlier this year. 2,761 people have been released from the hospital and fully recovered, with fourteen released in the last 24 hours, Dr. Taweesin stated.

Only 173 people remain in hospitals nationwide for treatment of the disease, according to the CCSA.

Thailand loosened restrictions slightly nationwide on Sunday and is carefully watching the number of cases daily before deciding if they will loosen additional restrictions and open more businesses in the next several weeks. A significant majority of the country has had no recorded cases of the virus in over a month. Pattaya City has had no recorded cases in over three weeks.

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