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Thailand reports 231 new A/H1N1 cases

2009-07-05 05:36:55 GMT2009-07-05 13:36:55 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BANGKOK, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Public Health Ministry on Sunday announced 231 more patients, who are confirmed to have infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus, bringing the country's total number to 2,076.

Of the total new confirmed cases, 26 are domestically infected, said Deputy Minister Manit Nopamornbodi, the Thai News Agency reported.

The deputy minister said 205 of the total new cases are students.

As 2,036 patients have already recovered, 33 others are still treated in hospitals, and seven people died of the A/H1N1 flu virus infection, he said.

Meanwhile, among those who have remained in the hospitals, three are in critical condition, he aid.

The three patients are an 81-year-old woman in the northern province of Pijit, the second is a 24-year-old woman of the central province of Ratchaburi, and the third is a 21-year-old woman in the central province of Chonburi.

The second case, with a heavy weight at 100 kilograms, has been moved to a Bangkok hospital for further treatment, he said.

The country had its first two confirmed patients on May 12, and according to the World Health Organization, Thailand ranked 33rd among the countries which have been hit by the deadly new virus.

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