Thailand reports 1 more local coronavirus infection


Posted at Oct 24 2020 03:12 PM

A worker waits for costumers at an empty shop in Khaosan road during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand, October 12, 2020. Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters

BANGKOK — Thailand reported one more locally transmitted case of the coronavirus on Saturday, after confirming five domestic infections last week.

The new patient is a 57-year-old French woman in the southern province of Surat Thani who tested positive for the virus a few days after completing a 14-day quarantine, the country's coronavirus task force said.

The patient's husband and child tested negative, health officials said.

Before the six cases, Thailand reported its first confirmed local transmission in over 100 days on Sept. 3. In total, Thailand has reported 3,731 cases of the virus and 59 deaths. 

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