Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

A woman wearing a protective face mask gets her temperature measured at a checkpoint during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Yala province, Thailand, April 27, 2020.
PHOTO: Reuters

BANGKOK - Thailand on Tuesday (May 5) reported one new coronavirus case and no new deaths, the lowest number of new infections since March 9.

The new case is a 45-year-old Thai man from the southern province of Narathiwat, authorities said.

The number of new cases have been declining in the last two weeks with the exception of a cluster at an immigration detention centre in southern Thailand that has seen 60 new cases in that period, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Since Thailand's outbreak began in January, the country has seen a total of 2,988 coronavirus cases and 54 deaths. Taweesin said 2,747 patients have recovered, while 187 are still being treated in hospitals.

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