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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