BANGKOK – Thailand confirmed one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 41 since January, a senior health official said on Friday.
The new case is a 25-year-old Thai man, a tour guide who recently returned from South Korea and was diagnosed with the virus on Feb. 24, Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, the health ministry’s permanent secretary said in a news conference this morning.
The man is being treated at a special hospital, Bamrasaranada Institute and is in quarantine. He self admitted himself after developing a cough and a fever.
So far, 28 coronavirus patients have recovered and returned home and 13 are still being treated in hospitals.
The Pattaya News notes that Sukham also stated that two close contacts and those who traveled with the Thai man are also being quarantined, however have shown no signs of having the virus at this time.