Thailand reports 2 more coronavirus cases, brings total to 50


BANGKOK — Health officials reported two more coronavirus cases in Thailand at the press conference earlier today, March 7, which brings the total number to 50. 

According to Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai, and the ministry’s spokesperson, Taveesin Visanuyothin, both cases are Thai nationals who recently returned from Italy.

“Both of them are 40-year old Thai males,” the officials said. “The first patient had symptoms on March 5 and is receiving treatment at Rajavithi Hospital, while the second patient is receiving treatment at Nopparatrajathanee Hospital.”

Officials are now tracing the contacts of both men, but they emphasized that there is still no sign of community spread in the country and cautioned against listening to false rumors and speculation on social media.

The addition of both men increased the number of patients currently being treated in medical facilities to 18, while 31 have recovered and sent home, with 1 reported death.

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