Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, total at 43 - health official
March 2, 2020 12:11 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Commuters wearing protective masks ride the skytrain in Bangkok, Thailand, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
BANGKOK, March 2: Thailand has reported one new coronavirus case, bringing the total number of such cases in the country to 43 since January, a senior health official said on Monday.
The new case is a 22-year-old Thai woman who works with another Thai patient, a Thai driver for foreign tourists, Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the permanent secretary of the health ministry, said in a news conference.
So far 31 coronavirus patients have recovered and returned home and 11 are still being treated in hospitals.
Thailand recorded its first coronavirus fatality on Sunday.