BANGKOK — Health official on Friday said that a British national flying from Hongkong is Thailand’s latest coronavirus patient, which brings the total number to 48.
Health permanent secretary Sukhum Kanchanapimai said the Briton became the 48th confirmed case after he tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus. Sukhum said the coronavirus patient was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday after he developed symptoms associated with the virus.
The patient travelled from the United Kingdom with a transit in Hong Kong on Feb. 29, he said.
Sixteen infected patients are also being treated at hospitals, while 31 of the 48 patients have recovered, the health official added.
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