Infected Hungarian dies in Phuket, two Russian women sickened

World | 7 Apr 2020 12:53 pm

A Hungarian  man has died in Phuket in Thailand and three foreign women were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, raising the number of confirmed cases in the province to 126, the provincial communicable disease committee reported today, the Bangkok Post said.

Of the 126, including the three new cases, 36 have recovered and been discharged, 89 are under treatment - three of them in critical condition - and one died. The dead man was from Hungary.

The three new confirmed cases, the 124th to 126th, are  two Russian woman, aged 23 and 28 years, and a woman from Kazakhstan aged 26.

The three women were frequent visitors to entertainment venues in Soi Bangla in Patong area of Kathu district for over one month and had been in close contact with other foreign tourists. They stayed in the same apartment in Patong area.

The women had not shown any symptoms of the virus, and were in an at-risk group brought in for testing.-Photo: Bangkok Post 

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