4 Bangkok medical personnel infected with coronavirus

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced at 11 a.m. today (Dec. 8) that four domestic Covid-19 cases appeared in Bangkok over the past 24 hours with all of them being medical personnel who work at alternate state quarantine (ASQ) facilities and private hospitals, Siam Rath newspaper reported.

Altogether 19 new coronavirus cases emerged in the 24-hour period and of the 15 foreign arrivals, one had sneaked across the border from Myanmar.

Six others also came from Myanmar with the patients having worked at entertainment venues there but they returned legally and have entered state quarantine. 

Of the remaining foreign arrivals who too have been placed in state quarantine, 2 cases were from the US, and one each from Turkey, Bulgaria, Morocco, UK, Denmark and Bahrain.

Three of the four Bangkok medical personnel who have tested positive for this deadly disease are women, aged 25, 32 and 40 respectively, and one is a 27-year-old man. 

Details are as follows:

– Forty-year-old female medical personnel who works at an ASQ facility: Tested positive on Dec. 4 after coming down with fever and nasal congestion;

– Thirty-two-year-old female medical personnel who works at an ASQ facility: Tested positive on Dec. 5 after getting fever; 

– Twenty-five-year-old female medical personnel who works at a private hospital: Tested positive on Dec. 5 after starting to suffer from nasal congestion, headache and muscle ache; 

– Twenty-seven-year-old male medical personnel who works at both a hospital and an ASQ facility: Tested positive on Dec. 5 without showing any symptoms.

This takes the total number of cases to 4,126 with the death toll unchanged at 60. Six more patients have been cured increasing recoveries to 3,874 with 192 still under medical treatment.


Top: A coronavirus illustration. Photo: Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)

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