Thailand reports 1st COVID-19 death


first_img“This was a case of local transmission,and he was at risk because he had exposure to Chinese tourists,” Suwanchaisaid, speaking at a news conference. (Reuters) BANGKOK – A 35-year-old Thai man whoalso had dengue fever has died from a coronavirus infection, Thailand’s firstdeath from the COVID-19 disease, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, director-generalof the Department of Disease Control, said on Sunday. Thailand has recorded 42 coronaviruscases since January, with 30 of those recovering and 11 still being treated inhospitals, according to the department. Thai health officials said the dead manhad worked in the retail sector, where he had come into contact with manytourists during the early stages of the outbreak. Suburan train passengers wear protective face masks amid fears of the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Bangkok on February 29, 2020. AFPlast_img

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