Thailand reports 91 new coronavirus cases and one death

Thailand reports 91 new coronavirus cases and one death

A man wearing a protective face mask walks a graffiti in a street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand March 26, 2020. (Reuters photo)
A man wearing a protective face mask walks a graffiti in a street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand March 26, 2020. (Reuters photo)

The Public Health Ministry reported 91 new coronavirus cases and one fatality, bringing the total to 1,136 cases and five deaths, a health official said on Friday.

The latest death was of a patient in Narathiwat province bordering Malaysia, the health official said.

The new infections consist of 30 patients linked to previous cases and 19 cases including imported ones, said Anupong Sujariyakul, a senior expert in preventive medicine at the Disease Control Department. The balance 42 people, who tested positive, are awaiting a probe to determine how they contracted the disease, he said.

So far, 97 patients have recovered and gone home since the outbreak.


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