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Thailand reports new case of coronavirus, total now 33

By Panarat Thepgumpanat

 

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A man wears a mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 33 since January, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.

 

The new case is a 54-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan who was quarantined after coming into contact with another Chinese virus patient while in Thailand, said Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control.

 

"The 33rd patient got sick from contact and her condition is not severe," Suwanchai said.

 

People who had come into contact with her were under observation, he added.

 

Ten of the infected people have recovered and returned home, while 23 are still being treated in hospital. Over 1,000 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded a fatality so far.

 

Thailand has not imposed any bans on tourists or travelers to the country since the outbreak of the virus, though it is screening passengers on flights from China on arrival and requires a health certificate to enter the country from China.

 

However, the government has barred passengers from Holland America's cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, the health minister said on Tuesday.

 

Holland America, owned by Miami-based Carnival Corp <CCL.N> says no one on board has the virus. Media reports say the ship carries 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, its voyage started in Singapore and its original destination was Yokohama, Japan.

 

(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Kim Coghill)

 

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so this Chinese person has only had contact with one other person the whole time in Thailand ?   If I was to say what I want to say in response to this article it would be deleted   

Two labs need to confirm, one is Chula, the other one is National Institute of Health, under Ministry of Public Health, spearheaded by "farang go home" Anutin. I'll let others connect the dots as they

And diagnosis backlog unknown. These numbers mean very little when you don't have the capacity or will to do the lab tests.

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Coronavirus infections in Thailand rise to 33 after Chinese woman tests positive

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The number of coronavirus infections in Thailand has risen to 33 after a Chinese woman aged 54 tested positive for the virus, the Department of Disease Control said at a press conference today (February 11).

 

“The latest patient had close relations with a previously infected person,” director-general Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai said. “They are Chinese tourists from Wuhan who left the city before it was placed under lockdown by the government.”

 

According to Suwanchai, the latest patient has been put under a 14-day quarantine at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute after officials learned that she had physical contact with the infected person.

 

“The patient was reportedly displaying symptoms such as fever and coughing since February 6 and was later confirmed infected with the new coronavirus,” he said. “However, this case is not unexpected as the patient was under a higher risk of infection, being close to an infected person.”

 

Although having tested positive, her condition is gradually improving as doctors have treated her symptoms at an early stage, he added. And since she has been quarantined early, doctors are positive that she has no chance of infecting others.

 

As of today, the number of confirmed infected patients in Thailand currently under hospital care is 23, most of whom are starting to recover. Ten patients, who completely recovered, have been discharged.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30381948

 

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Thailand does not require Chinese visitors to show a medical certificate unless they started after I arrived three days ago.

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36 minutes ago, smedly said:

If I was to say what I want to say in response to this article it would be deleted 

No problem -- just provide a link to a bona fide source of whatever you were going to post.

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26 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

And diagnosis backlog unknown. These numbers mean very little when you don't have the capacity or will to do the lab tests.

So by 'will' are you suggesting that lab tests which could be performed are deliberately not being performed?

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