Three more cases confirmed

Amended: this news was reported today but the figures were from over the weekend.

CityNews – 23rd March 2020, Dr. Worachet Taecharak, director of Nakornping Hospital also announced that Thailand has seen an increase in COVID-19 patients of 188 cases, bringing up the total to 599 cases, 45 of whom have returned home. 533 patients remain in hospital and one has died. As to Chiang Mai, there have been five more confirmed cases, adding to a total of 12 confirmed cases. One patient has returned home, 11 remain in treatment. A total of 439 patients have been and are being closely monitored, with 355 cases having returned home, and 84 cases in hospital.

A further 418 cases are being monitored of people who have recently returned home to Chiang Mai, with 153 in self-quarantine, 228 being monitored and 16 in government provided spaces. A further 21 people are being sought as they have been exposed, but authorities are yet to find them.

As to the three new cases, one is a 57 year old Thai woman with her own business who has recently returned from a trip to England with her daughter and nephew. She returned to Thailand on the 12th March and has been home with her family since.

The second case is a 66 year old Swiss man who returned to his home in Chiang Mai on the 18th March and was feeling ill by the 19th. He knew he was not feeling well on arrival and his wife picked him up at the airport and has been in self-quarantine ever since.  The third new case is a 35 year old Thai masseuse who works at Pin Kaew shop in Chotana are. She has had symptoms since the 19th and was immediately rushed to hospital. Four people have been in contact with her at home and 10 at work. All are being monitored and told to self-quarantine.