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7 More Thai Soldiers From S. Sudan Mission Test Positive for Covid-19

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Tuesday reported 14 new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period.

They were all returnees from South Sudan, Hong Kong, Turkey and India.

The center said the latest cases comprised of a group of seven Thai soldiers who returned home from a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Sept. 22. They were quarantined in Chonburi Province and their tests on Saturday came back positive.

They were on the same chartered flight that brought back 16 soldiers previously confirmed with the disease.

Three other new cases were a 50-year-old woman and two 28-year-old women, who came home from Hong Kong on Sept. 23. They tested positive on Sept. 26 in Bangkok state quarantine.

Three other cases are Indian nationals – a 31-year-old mother and nine-month-old daughter and a 34-year-old businessman – who arrived on Sept. 23 and went into Bangkok alternative state quarantine at a hotel. They were found positive on Sept. 26.

The three Indians were on the same flight as three previously confirmed cases.

The other new case was a 44-year-old Thai woman who returned from Turkey on Sept. 22. She was found positive on Sept. 26 in Bangkok state quarantine. Meanwhile, one patient has recovered and been discharged.

The number of confirmed cases in Thailand has now increased to 3,559. Of these, 117 are in hospital and 3,369 have recovered and been discharged. The death toll remains unchanged at 59.