March 20, 2020 / 4:53 AM / 10 days ago

Thailand reports 50 new coronavirus infections for total of 322

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 50 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 322, a health official said on Friday, with the majority located in Bangkok, the capital.

A group of 41 new cases is linked to earlier infections, while another, of nine, centres on overseas arrivals and contact with foreigners, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the disease control department, told a news conference.

Thailand has had one death in the outbreak, with 43 patients having recovered and gone home, while 278 are still in hospital.

Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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