Phuket: Chinese woman diagnosed with Covid-19

Phuket: Chinese woman diagnosed with Covid-19

The resort island of Phuket has one new confirmed coronavirus case. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
The resort island of Phuket has one new confirmed coronavirus case. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET: One new Covid-19 case has been recorded in this southern island province, bringing the provincial tally to 227, the provincial communicable disease committee announced on Monday.

The 227th case is a 49-year-old Chinese woman, an online teacher, who travelled from Shanghai, China to Phuket in mid-March. Her Italian husband was a previously confirmed infection, the 226th, in the province.

In Phuket, she stayed at Moo 6 village in tambon Choeng Thale, Thalang district, with three children aged 15, 10 and 7. The children tested negative for the virus. The woman tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday even though she had developed no symptoms. 

Of the total 227 cases in Phuket, 214 have recovered and been released, three died and nine are under treatment, all in satisfactory condition. One man who tested positive for Covid-19 died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

The latest infection in Phuket was one of two new confirmed cases nationwide announced on Monday.


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