18 illegal immigrants found to carry Covid-19 in Songkhla


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Thailand's Covid-19 count rose sharply over a 24-hour period with 18 people testing positive, ending a week of single-digit new cases.

Cumulative cases rose to 2,987, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Monday (May 4).

All the 18 new cases were found at the Songkhla Immigration Detention Centre in Songkhla province. The patients are illegal immigrants.

Of the total 2,987 cases, 2,470 have recovered, 193 remain under treatment at hospitals while deaths remain unchanged at 54.

Meanwhile, he said the 40 suspected new cases in Yala province reported on Sunday, turned out to be negative when retested.

He said the tests would be repeated at a Bangkok lab, and the CCSA will report the outcome later. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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