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French tourist among four new Covid-19 cases

By THE NATION

 

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There were four new Covid-19 cases over a 24-hour period, including three cases in state quarantine and a domestic infection, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said on Saturday.

 

 

Of the three returnees, one patient, aged 38, had arrived from Austria and two, aged 26 and 38, had returned from Hong Kong. All the Thai nationals were female.

 

The domestic case was a 57-year-old French tourist, who visited Koh Samui in Surat Thani province with her husband and son.

 

Koh Samui Hospital showed a positive result on October 21, and the result was again confirmed by the Regional Medical Sciences Centre 11 in Surat Thani on October 22.

 

However, her husband and son have tested negative. Further information on the French tourist can be checked here.

 

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand increased to 3,731 (783 in state quarantine), 143 are in hospital, 3,529 have recovered and been discharged and 59 have died.

 

 

According to Worldometer, as of 9am on Friday, the number of confirmed global cases had risen to 42.46 million, 31.42 million have recovered, 76,477 are in serious condition and 1.14 million have died.

Thailand ranks 146th for most cases in the world.

 

The US has the most number, with 8.74 million, followed by India (7.81 million), Brazil (5.35 million), Russia (1.48 million) and Spain (1.11 million).

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396703

 

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Huh, did the French woman develop a fever, but still went out shopping on Samui.

That's just crazy if that's the case. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Seismic said:

When you have been through the 14 day quarantine and tested negative for Covid-19, you probably do not expect the come down with it at a later date. What is more interesting is who she caught it from, or is 14 days quarantine actually enough.

In these times we should know to stay at home if we get a fever and then have it checked first, before venturing out into society again.

 

The 14 days quarantines are not enough if you want to be 100% sure, but it's good enough to catch most people, but some will slip through because of a longer incubation period.

Some has reported to have incubation period more than 25 days.

 

Plus there is the possibility that she got it during/shortly after quarantine.

That seems more likely imo.

 

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11 minutes ago, Seismic said:

When you have been through the 14 day quarantine and tested negative for Covid-19, you probably do not expect the come down with it at a later date. What is more interesting is who she caught it from, or is 14 days quarantine actually enough.

 

More likely she caught it whilst quarantining. Notable symptoms are on average about 5 days after exposure. Staggeringly unlikely that 14 days is insufficient for a positive PCR test. 

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3 minutes ago, w94005m said:

 

More likely she caught it whilst quarantining. Notable symptoms are on average about 5 days after exposure. Staggeringly unlikely that 14 days is insufficient for a positive PCR test. 

According to the research, it takes longer than 14 days for the virus to incubate  in around 1 in 100 cases. There was one case in China which documented a 27-day incubation period.

 

Coronavirus incubation period

 

I'm not sure that a 1% chance, although admittedly small, qualifies as staggeringly unlikely.

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1 hour ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

According to the research, it takes longer than 14 days for the virus to incubate  in around 1 in 100 cases. There was one case in China which documented a 27-day incubation period.

 

Coronavirus incubation period

 

I'm not sure that a 1% chance, although admittedly small, qualifies as staggeringly unlikely.

Thank you for posting, but you should note that came from the middle of March!

 

Testing and knowledge has expanded substantially since then and I stand 100% behind my comment that > 14 days is staggeringly unlikely. 

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1 hour ago, w94005m said:

Thank you for posting, but you should note that came from the middle of March!

 

Testing and knowledge has expanded substantially since then and I stand 100% behind my comment that > 14 days is staggeringly unlikely. 

And here is a more recent and extensive survey with the absolute max at 12.8 days

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7548076/#:~:text=( Table 1 ).-,Pooled average incubation period of SARS-CoV-2,South Korea and China%2C respectively.

 

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It really does not matter how the Lady contracted the Virus.
i just hope that she makes a full and quick recovery with non of the long lasting effects of the Virus, and the Media and others do not make her out to be a Freak of some kind through no fault of her own making.

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2 hours ago, Kopitiam said:

I thought the first tourists to arrive in Thailand after 7 months were the group of Chinese who arrived in BKK a couple of days ago.

Retirees are often called "long term tourist", I guess this is where the "tourist" in this article originates

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What I want to know how did she get to Thailand in the first place, a "French tourist", what?? How was a French national able to come to Thailand as a "tourist" in the beginning of October?? The first group of tourist just arrived from China. French are definitely not allowed in, so how is this possible in the first place? 

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3 hours ago, jackdd said:

Retirees are often called "long term tourist", I guess this is where the "tourist" in this article originates

No tourist nor retirees are allowed in Thailand. The first batch of Long tourist visa were a group of Chinese. This lady can only be the wife of one "member"of the allowed categories

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