UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Of the total number of patients infected with the new coronavirus who have been and are being treated in hospitals in Thailand, 21 have fully recovered, said Sukhum Kanchana Phimai, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Thailand, at a briefing in Bangkok on Sunday.
“Of the 35 people with confirmed COVID-19 infection treated in our hospitals, 21 have fully recovered. All these patients have already returned home,” the secretary said.
“Thus, we still have 14 patients continuing treatment. Most of them are recovering, in two who are in a crisis, today the condition is assessed as stably serious,” he added.
The representative of the Ministry of Health also said that the number of isolated patients undergoing tests for coronavirus on Sunday is 1355 people. In this category – relatives of patients and persons with whom patients came into contact before being hospitalized, Kanchana Phimai explained.
“The coronavirus did not confirm the presence of the first tests for all isolated ones, but they will remain in quarantine in our infection centers and departments for 14 days from the start of isolation and will undergo regular tests for coronavirus throughout the entire quarantine time,” he said.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province). Experts have found that the causative agent of the disease is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-2019.
The victims of the new coronavirus in China have already become 2442 people, more than 22.8 thousand were cured. Outside of China, according to WHO on Friday, 1,200 infections were recorded in 26 countries.
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