On January 13rd, Thai authorities have confirmed the first case outside China of a patient infected with the new virus behind the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak. The disease now known to be a new strain of coronavirus, which has infected at least 41 people in Wuhan and killed one. The woman identified as a Chinese tourist from the city in central Hubei province, has been receiving treatment in a hospital in Thailand since January 8, but is now recovering. The WHO confirmed that they were aware of the woman’s diagnosis and working with Thai and Chinese officials on the case.
Thai authorities confirmed first infected patient of coronavirus