The government reported 10 new COVID 19 cases on Friday, all returnees now staying at state quarantine facilities.
Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the spokesman for the Centre for COVID 19 Situation Administration, said on Friday the new cases included one returnee each from Sudan, Pakistan, Germany and the Netherlands, and six soldiers returning from the United States. All were in state quarantine facilities.
The soldiers had participated in a military exercise in Hawaii on 22nd July. They were tested for COVID 19 on their arrival, and the results were positive, Dr Visanuyothin said.
The new infections brought the total number of cases in the country to 3,279. He said 3,107 patients had recovered, including two discharged on Thursday. The death toll remained unchanged at 58.
In Rayong, all 12 people deemed at risk of COVID 19 were found not to be infected after their latest test on Thursday, he said.
They completed their 14-day quarantine period on Friday, made necessary by an infected Egyptian soldier who left his hotel and went to two shopping malls in Rayong, and would be released on Saturday.
Globally, COVID 19 cases continued to rise over the past 24 hours, increasing by 278,295 to 15.65 million, Dr Visanuyothin said. The death toll rose by 6,277 to 636,470. The United States had the most cases at 4.16 million, up by 69,116.
Brazil was second, with the number of cases rising to 2.28 million, up by 58,080. Thailand ranked 104th among 211 affected countries.