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Thailand records new case of coronavirus

Lab technicians test patient samples for the novel coronavirus at the Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases of Thailand at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on Feb 5, 2020. (AFP file photo)

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Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 35 since January, a senior health official said on Monday.

The new case is a 60-year old Chinese woman whose family members earlier contracted the virus, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the health ministry's permanent secretary said in a news conference.

Fifteen people have recovered and returned home.

Over 1,700 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded any fatalities so far. 

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