THE PUBLIC Health Ministry today (August 15) urged the public to not hate nor display animosity against coronavirus patients who have undergone 14-day treatment as they have in fact recovered and are no longer contagious, TV Channel 7 said today (August 15).
The request was put out after social media highlighted cases of people who have been cured of Covid-19 but then run into social ill will from people in their community and their colleagues.
Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, head of the Department of Disease Control and Emergency Health Hazards, confirmed that people who have received treatment for 14 days from the first day they fell sick are considered to have recovered from this feared infection.
Upon leaving the hospital they have to isolate themselves at home for another 14 days after which they are considered to have recovered well.
There is no need for another test after the 14-day treatment because doctors consider that these patients have been cured and the residue of infection within them cannot be spread to others.
However everyone, including those who have recovered from this illness and those who have not been infected, have to maintain the new way of life where it is necessary to wear a face mask, maintain social distance, wash hands often and not eat together.
The ministry earlier revealed that there were 21,882 new coronavirus cases today, with 21,637 being among the general public and 245 in prisons and detention centres, Sanook.com said.
There were an additional 209 fatalities taking the death toll to 7,552.
The cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic has risen to 907,157 and in the current wave that began in April 878,294.
Another 21,106 patients have recovered with altogether 661,236 having done so since April while 210,943 are still undergoing treatment.
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