Coronavirus: Thailand reports one new case - a medical personnel - brings total to 34

People standing in line to buy protective masks at the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation in Bangkok on Feb 6, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said on Saturday (Feb 15).

The new case is a 35-year-old Thai woman, a medical personnel, who got the disease from contact with a patient, Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told a news conference.

Fourteen people have recovered and returned home.

Over 1,500 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded a fatality so far.

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