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Thai tour guide is 41st virus patient

Thai tour guide is 41st virus patient

THAILAND: A Thai tour guide who returned recently from South Korea is the latest local novel coronavirus patient, raising the number of local confirmed cases to 41.

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 28 February 2020, 03:18PM


A health official sprays disinfectant at the parliament in Bangkok on Friday, as Thailand records its 41st confirmed COVID-19 patient, a Thai tour guide who returned from South Korea. Photo: Chanat Katanyu

A health official sprays disinfectant at the parliament in Bangkok on Friday, as Thailand records its 41st confirmed COVID-19 patient, a Thai tour guide who returned from South Korea. Photo: Chanat Katanyu

Dr Sukum Karnchanapimai, permanent secretary for health, said today (Feb 28) the 25-year-old man sought treatment for a fever and cough on Tuesday (Feb 25).

A test confirmed he was infected with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and he was transferred to the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province.

Health officials had already contacted two people in close contact with him and were looking for others in the tour group, and passengers on the same flight back to Thailand, Dr Sukum said.

Meanwhile, another COVID-19 patient has fully recovered and been discharged. The 30-year-old Chinese man had been treated at the Central Chest Institute of Thailand in Nonthaburi. His discharge raised the number of fully recovered patients to 28, Dr Sukum said.

Thirteen patients remained at hospitals, including two critically ill cases at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute. Both had already tested negative for COVID-19, and doctors were waiting for their physical condition to improve, Dr Sukum said.

From Jan 3 to Feb 27, patients under investigation numbered 2,437, of whom 1,446 recovered and were discharged. Most of them had seasonal influenza. The other 991 people remained at hospitals.

Global COVID-19 cases stood at 83,385 in 50 countries with 2,858 deaths. The figures included 78,832 cases and 2,788 deaths in China, according to the Public Health Ministry.

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Capt B | 29 February 2020 - 17:34:56

Never mind, sold off all the Buy & Hold Stocks 1 day prior to the 10% Virus Correction. Moderma Inc [NASDAQ GS:MRNA] developed its Vaccine against 19, 42 days after they received the genetic sequence info on the 19. They have already delivered that vaccine to the National Institutes of Health for human trials whose results should be known by end April. Gamble @ your own risk.  

Jor12 | 29 February 2020 - 11:29:15

I for one don't really care what your thoughts are on the matter as they irrelevant. I prefer the official versions and have no reason to doubt them.

Kurt | 29 February 2020 - 10:11:41

@ Rorri_2,  I not believe the thai figure. Thai are not eating the most healthy vitamin rich food pattern.  One big rain shower, and they already get 'fever' and run to doctors. Body resistance in Thailand is almost zero. There are for sure many more thai coronavirus patients.

Rorri_2 | 29 February 2020 - 05:38:14

Call me a sceptic,  but I find 41 "confirmed" cases hard to believe, Thailand containment policy is not that strong, and yet the number of cases is so low, I, for one, suspect a cover up.

 

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