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Thailand reports 1 new case of coronavirus, brings total to 34

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Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 34 since January, a health ministry official said on Saturday.

A health worker uses an infrared thermometer to check the temperature of a tourist who arrives at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, January 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong/MANILA BULLETIN)

A health worker uses an infrared thermometer to check the temperature of a tourist who arrives at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport, Thailand, on January 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Panumas Sanguanwong/MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The new case is a 35-year-old Thai woman, a medical personnel, who got the disease from contact with a patient, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchia, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told a news conference.

Fourteen people have recovered and returned home.

Over 1,500 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded a fatality so far.

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