By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews


Thailand health officials reported a new COVID-19 case, the 35th to date, in a 60-year-old Chinese woman whose family members earlier contracted the virus.


So far, of the 35 cases, 20 are still hospitalized and 15 have recovered and been released, according to the Ministry of Public Health (computer translated).

In addition, health officials announced they will expand virus screening to cover travelers from Japan and Singapore, in addition to those from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  “Travellers from Japan and Singapore that develop a fever or respiratory symptoms within 14 days of entering the country will be treated like travelers from China,” said health ministry permanent secretary Sukhum Kanchanapimai.

China update

The Chinese government reported (computer translated) 2048 new confirmed cases and 105 new deaths (100 in Hubei, 3 in Henan, and 2 in Guangdong) yesterday, bringing the total to 70,548 confirmed cases, including 1770 deaths.

The global total now stands at nearly 72,000 cases from 29 countries, including 1775 deaths.