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Two more coronavirus cases found at same facility as Frenchwoman

TWO additional Covid-19 cases have been found at the same alternative state quarantine (ASQ) facility in Samut Prakan province where the infected 57-year-old Frenchwoman stayed before flying to Koh Samui and found to be infected there last week, reported this afternoon (Oct. 27).

Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, director of the Department of General Communicable Disease, said an inspection of this quarantine facility revealed two more foreign Covid-19 cases, an Asian male and a European, with both coming down with this disease after the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Both of them fell ill in the same period but it is as yet unclear whether there is a connection, he said, adding that both are being taken care of by doctors.

Meanwhile the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced at 11 a.m. today that there were three more coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, with all of them coming from overseas and now placed in state quarantine.

This takes the Covid-19 totals for Thailand to 3,746 cases, 3,551 patients who have recovered with eight new additions, while 136 people remain under treatment and death toll stays unchanged at 59.

According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center there are currently a total of 43,533,402 Covid-19 cases across the world, with the five worst hit countries being: 8,704,524 in US, 7,946,429 in India, 5,409,854 in Brazil, 1,537,142 in Russia and 1,209,651 in France.

A total of 1,160,098 people have died of this deadly disease, with the five countries with the biggest death toll being: 225,735 in the US, 157,397 in Brazil, 119,502 in India, 87,171 in Mexico and 45,088 in the United Kingdom.


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