Thailand records 34th case of COVID19, first health worker infected by contact with patient

Bangkok-

Thai health officials have reported the first case of a Thai health worker being infected by the COVID19 Coronavirus.

The new case is a 35-year-old woman, who got the disease from contact with a patient at a hospital. She was not specifically named to the media.

Dr. Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told a news conference this morning that the case brings the total COVID19 cases in the country to 34 since January.

Fourteen people have recovered and returned home and the remainder are in treatment and stable according to medical officials.

The Doctor stated that the woman is quarantined and was no risk to the general public and reassured Thai residents that the COVID19 virus is contained and under control.

The Pattaya news notes zero suspected or confirmed cases have been found in the Pattaya area and that with most Chinese tourists from infected areas and tour groups gone, under a Chinese tour group ban, that there is no risk in the Pattaya area.

Original source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1858164/first-case-of-medical-worker-found

Additional material The Pattaya News team.

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