Thailand reports 38 new coronavirus infections, one death

People get their temperatures taken at a Covid-19 drive-through testing site in Bangkok on April 6, 2020.
People get their temperatures taken at a Covid-19 drive-through testing site in Bangkok on April 6, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand reported 38 new coronavirus infections and the death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday (April 7), a spokesman for a government agency said.

In addition to 16 new cases, including imported ones, there are 17 patients linked to previous cases and five people who tested positive but await investigation into how they caught the disease, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Since the outbreak in January, Thailand's tally stands at 2,258 infections and 27 death, while 824 patients have recovered and gone home.