Thailand reports 1 new case of coronavirus, brings total to 34


Posted at Feb 15 2020 03:02 PM

People ride in the skytrain BTS wearing protective masks in Bangkok, Thailand, February 13, 2020. Jorge Silva, Reuters

BANGKOK - Thailand has recorded 1 new case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said on Saturday.

The new case is a 35-year-old Thai woman, a medical personnel, who got the disease from contact with a patient, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told a news conference.

Fourteen people have recovered and returned home.

Over 1,500 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded a fatality so far.