BANGKOK: Thailand reported seven new coronavirus cases on Saturday (Mar 14), bringing the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 82, health officials said.
Among the new COVID-19 cases is a 63-year-old woman who had close contact with a patient infected with the virus, according to the country’s Ministry of Public Health.
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Four other new cases reported on Saturday are from the same family. One of them is a 57-year-old woman who had visited Japan.
Her daughter, 30, also tested positive for the virus and also reported that one of her friends had visited South Korea. The older woman’s 33-year-old Japanese son-in-law and four-year-old grandchild are also infected with COVID-19.
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Other newly-confirmed patients include a Thai woman, 20, who visited Japan and a 41-year-old Thai actor.
As of Saturday, 46 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, while 35 have been discharged. 1 person has died.
Additional reporting by Pichayada Promchertchoo.