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Coronavirus

Thailand records first coronavirus death: health official

An employee cleans a chair at the parliament, where according to local media a member attended a session after an unreported trip to Japan and the building had to be cleaned, in Bangkok on Feb. 27.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- A 35-year-old Thai man who also had dengue fever has died from a coronavirus infection, Thailand's first death from the COVID-19 disease, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said on Sunday.

Thailand has recorded 42 coronavirus cases since January, with 30 of those recovering and 11 still being treated in hospitals, according to the department.

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