April 24, 2020 / 5:04 AM / a month ago

Thailand reports 15 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks exercise during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Chon Buri province, east of Bangkok, Thailand April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Friday 15 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the total number of cases since its outbreak in January to 2,854 cases and 50 deaths.

Of the new cases, nine were linked to previous cases and two had no known links.

Four other new cases were reported from the southern province of Yala where the authorities are aggressively testing the population because of high infection rates there, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

Since the outbreak 2,490 patients have recovered and gone home.

Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um and Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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