BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand recorded a new coronavirus infection, taking its tally to 42 cases since January, a health official said on Saturday.
The victim is a 21-year-old Thai salesman whose job brought him exposure to foreign tourists, the permanent secretary of the health ministry, Sukhum Kanchanaphimai, told a news conference.
Thailand has not yet had a death from the virus, although 28 patients have recovered and 14 are being treated in hospital.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has fuelled fears of a pandemic, with six countries reporting their first cases this week as the World Health Organisation raised its global risk alert to “very high”.
Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Clarence Fernandez