The Thai Government today announced eight new cases of coronavirus, all from the deep south region, taking the total number of cases to the 3,000 mark.
The new cases were all discovered via quarantine and preemptive testing in Songkhla and Yala.
Five of the new cases were found at a quarantine center in the Sadao district of Songkhla near the Malaysian border. The cases were all women aged between 19 and 30.
The other cases were discovered via active testing in the Bannang Sata district of Yala. They were three Thai men aged between 45 and 51 with two of the cases having recently returned from Malaysia.
The spokesperson for the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, said that people should be confident with the systems in place for finding new coronavirus patients. He said:
“The country is sealed and the quarantine system was designed to ensure confidence. Active case finding rarely finds new cases nationwide.”
This is despite Thailand producing one of the lowest active testing rates in the world.
The death toll remains at 55 after no new deaths were announced while 2,784 people have now recovered from the virus.
Source: Department of Disease Control