BANGKOK, Sept 18 (TNA) – Thailand on Friday reported one new Covid19-related death.
The 54-year-old man worked as an interpreter at the Labour Office in Riyadh. He had contributed to helping Thai workers overseas for more than 20 years.
He was infected with the virus while being in Saudi Arabia. His condition improved after being treated at an intensive care unit for one month. He was then transferred to Rajavithi Hospital on September 2.
When he was admitted to the hospital in Bangkok, the patient was severely ill and was on a ventilator. He tested negative for coronavirus but chest x-rays showed severe lung damage, said Dr. Somsak Akksilp, the director-general of the Department of Medical Services.
He was pronounced dead at Rajavithi Hospital around noon today. (TNA)