New coronavirus case confirmed in Thailand brings total to 35: Health official

People wear masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand January 28, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

Thailand records one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 35 since
January, a senior health official said on Monday.

The new case is a 60-year old Chinese woman, whose family members earlier contracted the virus, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the health ministry’s permanent secretary said in a news conference.

Fifteen people have recovered and return home.

Over 1,700 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded any fatality so far.

Read more: From China to Europe: A timeline of the coronavirus outbreak

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01