A retired Thai official who returned recently from the UK and was diagnosed with Covid-19 has died, raising the death toll in Thailand from the disease to 60.
His death was reported on Friday, along with 8 new cases of the coronavirus disease.
5 cases among quarantined arrivals from five countries, and 3 Myanmar truck drivers, raising the total number of detected infections to 3,818.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration said the 60th death was a 66-year-old retired Thai official. He had diabetes and high blood pressure.
The CCSA said he arrived in Thailand from the United Kingdom on 19th October and stayed at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri. He tested positive on 20th October and passed away on 5th November.
The last death from the disease in Thailand was on 18th September, a man who had been working as an interpreter at the labour office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before he returned home and was hospitalised with COVID-19.
The eight new cases were one each from Switzerland, India, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, and three men from Myanmar.
A Swiss financial expert, 68, who arrived on 22nd October and stayed at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok tested negative on the same day, but positive on 4th November (Day 13). He was asymptomatic. He received treatment at a private hospital.
The case from India was a 36-year-old Indian employee of a tailor shop. He arrived on 23rd October and stayed at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok. On 4th November, he tested positive but was asymptomatic. He was admitted to a private hospital.
The third case, from Saudi Arabia, was a Thai woman, 56. She arrived on 23rd October on the same flight as two previously confirmed cases. She stayed at a state quarantine facility in Bangkok. On 3rd November, she tested positive but showed no symptoms.
The fourth case, from Ukraine, was a Thai masseuse, 41. She arrived on 31st October and stayed at a state quarantine facility in Chon Buri province. On 4th November, she tested positive and was admitted at a state hospital in Chon Buri.
The fifth case was from the Netherlands, a Thai woman, 36. She arrived on 31st October and was sent to a state quarantine facility in Bangkok. On 4th November, she tested positive and was coughing.
The other three cases were Myanmar truck drivers, aged 28, 29, and 41, who crossed the border into Thailand on 26th October. They tested positive the same day but had no symptoms. They were sent back to Myanmar for treatment.
Of the total 3,818 cases, 3,639 (95.3%) have recovered, including 16 discharged over the past 24 hours, and 119 remain in hospitals. The death toll in Thailand has now risen to 60.