Thai tour guide confirmed as new Covid-19 case


BANGKOK– The Public Health Ministry reported one new Covid-19 case, raising the total cases in the country to 41.

The new confirmed patient is a Thai tour guide, who has recently returned from South Korea.

The man is now receiving the treatment atthe Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute. Officials are tracing two persons who had come to close contact with him and others in the tour group.

Meanwhile, one more Chinese patient has been fully recovered and released from hospital. Now, 13 patients remain hospitalized, including two critically-ill cases, who tested negative for Covid-19 in the latest lab test results.

However, they are still on ventilators in negative pressure isolation rooms. Doctors expect that their physical condition will improve soon.

Since Jan, the number of cases under investigation totaled 2,353. Fewer than two percent of these patients under monitoring are found to be infected with the novel coronavirus.