CityNews – 6th February 2020, a team of doctors made the announcement at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai hospital that a 28 year old Chinese man who was found to be suffering from the coronavirus has been successfully treated at the hospital, and will soon be released pending a corroborative testing.
The team announced to the media that this patient arrived in Chiang Mai from China’s Hubei province on the 15th January and checked into the hospital for treatment on the 21st January for symptoms of flu. Initial testing showed no traces of the coronavirus but when symptoms worsened by the 27th January another test was conducted when the virus was found.
The patient was immediately quarantined and given treatment and soon all symptoms began to dissipate. The Chiang Mai Public Health Office has declared him to no longer be contagious.
A doctor from the Department of Internal Medicine said that treatment is being given according to symptoms, and flu medicine as well as HIV antivirus medicine are also being used. He went on to say that no other patient has caught the virus within the hospital.
Dr. Romanee Chaiwarit of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Department said that to date a total of 60 patients have been checked for coronavirus here in Chiang Mai, with 17 coming through the Maharaj Nakorn hospital and only this one case confirmed. Two more patients are waiting to hear results, both of whom are Chinese tourists who self-checked in for testing. All protocols are being followed to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and personnel at the hospital.