First locally infected virus patient cured, discharged

PHOTO: The first locally infected Coronavirus patient, (blue shirt), has been declared virus-free and discharged from hospital - Apinya Wipatayotin, Bangkok Post

Thailand’s first locally infected victim of the Novel Coronavirus has been given a clean bill of health and discharged from hospital. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today that the taxi driver, the first person to be infected in Thailand had been treated, cleared and discharged by Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute. All relatives and those who were in close contact with him were also virus-free.

The man is among nine Coronavirus patients who have now been cured and discharged. The number of patients remaining in local hospitals has dropped to 16.

In a related development, four Thai evacuees from Wuhan who had a fever and were suspected of infection have also been tested and found negative for the disease.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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