Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand records another new case taking total number of affected to 42 since January

  • Thailand recorded a new coronavirus infection, taking its tally to 42 cases since January

  • The victim is a 21-year-old Thai salesman whose job brought him exposure to foreign tourists

  • Thailand has not yet had a death from the virus, although 28 patients have recovered and 14 are being treated in hospital

Bangkok: Thailand recorded a new coronavirus infection, taking its tally to 42 cases since January, a health official said on Saturday.

 Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand records another new case taking total number of affected to 42 since January

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The victim is a 21-year-old Thai salesman whose job brought him exposure to foreign tourists, the permanent secretary of the health ministry, Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, told a news conference.

Thailand has not yet had a death from the virus, although 28 patients have recovered and 14 are being treated in hospital.

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has fuelled fears of a pandemic, with six countries reporting their first cases this week as the World Health Organization raised its global risk alert to “very high”.

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Updated Date: Feb 29, 2020 12:58:40 IST