By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Thailand has reported the first COVID-19 death, according to director-general of the Department of Disease Control Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen.


In the announcement today, the 35-year-old male retail worker had dengue fever and the new disease known as Covid-19.

The patient had been hospitalized since Feb 16 at a private hospital and transferred to Bamrasnardura Infectious Diseases Institute and died on Saturday after multiple organ failure, the Bangkok Post reports.

“After nearly a month of treatment, his lungs had already deteriorated and his heart and other internal organs had worked hard. That resulted in multi-organ failure and caused his death,” Suwanchai added.

The cause of death will be further examined by the National Communicable Disease Committee.

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To date, Thailand has reported 42 COVID-19 cases. Thirty patients have been discharged and 11 others are being treated.