Thai government reports two new confirmed coronavirus cases — a Serbian professional footballer from his home country and a Finnish engineer who flew into the country from Denmark. Both were not showing symptoms but tested positive and have been placed under self-paid quarantine. This brings the total confirmed cases in the country up to 3,312.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration stated that almost 95%, or 3193, of the total, have already recovered. The remaining 119 patients are still being treated in hospital, one of them in critical condition. So far, the loss of life stays unchanged at 58.
First of the new cases is a 29-year-old professional Serbian footballer Marko Scepovic, who plays for Buriram United. He flew in from his country on July 19th. After arriving on a chartered flight to Buri Ram province, he was placed in an alternative state quarantine facility in the northeastern province.
The first test performed on him on arrival was negative, however the second one carried out on the eighth day on Monday confirmed he was infected without symptoms. He is being treated at Buri Ram Hospital.
The other new case is a 41-year-old Finnish engineer. He arrived in Thailand from Denmark on July 27th and was in an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok.
In mid-May, he tested positive with no symptoms. Three days before he flew to Thailand, the test was negative. However on the third day after he arrived in Thailand, he was found infected with no symptoms. He is being treated in a private hospital in Bangkok.
Source: Bangkok Post
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