Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, total at 43: Health official

A health worker uses an infrared thermometer at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, on Jan 25, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - 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 (March 2).

The new case is a 22-year-old Thai woman who worked with another Thai patient, a Thai driver for foreign tourists, said Dr Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the permanent secretary of the health ministry, in a news conference.

So far, 31 coronavirus patients have recovered and returned home, while 11 are still being treated in hospitals.

Thailand recorded its first coronavirus fatality on Sunday.

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