Filipino hotel receptionist in Phuket tests positive to COVID-19

One of the three foreign nationals who have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Patong, Phuket is a Filipino, Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.

A Philippine man, 27, who worked as a receptionist at the same hotel in Patong with patient 106. He had been in contact with two confirmed COVID-19 cases: patients 69 and 90, the report said.

This is the first confirmed case of a Filipino infected with COVID-19 in Thailand which was publicly reported by the media.

The Provincial Communicable Disease Committee reported nine more people — six Thais and three foreign nationals in the Patong area — have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, raising the provincial total to 109.

Of the total infected cases, 17 have fully recovered and been discharged. The other 92 continue to receive medical treatment, the Provincial Communicable Disease Committee reported.

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