March 24, 2020 / 3:38 AM / 6 days ago

Thailand reports 106 new coronavirus cases and three deaths

A cleaner wears a protective face mask due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a train station in Bangkok, Thailand March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has recorded 106 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths, a health official said on Tuesday.

The country now has 827 cases and 4 fatalities since the outbreak began.

The three deaths were patients who had other health complications, including a 70-year-old man who had tuberculosis, a 45-year-old man who had diabetes and a 79-year-old man who had health problems, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a Public Health Ministry spokesman, said.

Since the start of the outbreak, 57 patients have recovered and gone home, while 766 are still being treated in hospitals.

Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um; Editing by Kim Coghill

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