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A new case reported in Thailand, total reaches 43 cases and one death

Tanutam Thawan

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Thailand’s reported coronavirus cases has now reached 43, since first appearing in January. The permanent secretary of the health ministry reports that the new case is a 22 year old Thai woman who had been working as a driver for foreign tourists with another Thai patient.

According to the director-general of the Disease Control Department, health officials had located the woman for testing. She was already admitted for treatment at a hospital.

He also said that local transmission remained limited, explaining that local Covid-19 cases fell into two categories – people who contracted the disease outside of Thailand, and people who caught the virus from residents of tourist from inside Thailand.

Meanwhile, the Public Health Ministry reported that one more Covid-19 case had fully recovered and was discharged from Rajvithi Hospital in Bangkok. The 43 year old Thai woman had returned from a trip in Japan. Her discharge raised the number of fully recovered patients to 31. But 11 other patients remained under treatment at hospitals.

Thailand recorded its first coronavirus fatality on Saturday night.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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