Covid-19 claims second life in Thailand

  • Thailand
  • Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

People have their temperatures checked amid concerns over the spread of Covid-19 at the immigration post in Myawaddy near the Thai border on March 23, 2020. - AFP

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): A Thai male aged 70 who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 since February 4, has died, a source from the Ministry of Public Health reported on Monday (March 23) evening.

It was the second death in Thailand of a Covid-19 patient.

The patient, who also suffered from underlying tuberculosis, had been admitted at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute on Feb 3 and had been on ventilator since.

He was the 25th person to have tested positive for Covid-19 in Thailand.

The patient had no travel record to foreign countries. He worked as a driver of a non-regular route public carrier.

The first fatality from Covid-19 in Thailand was reported on Feb 29 of a Thai male aged 35 who had been diagnosed with dengue fever before he tested positive for Covid-19.

The patient was given favipiravir, an experimental antiviral treatment, and white blood cell serum from a patient who had recovered. The virus had been eliminated since Feb 16, but his lungs suffered a lot of damage, causing his death. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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