Bangkok, Thailand (BBN)- Thailand confirmed two more deaths caused by the deadly influenza A (H1N1) virus on Wednesday, taking the total swine flu deaths to 11, public health ministry reported.
Director-General the Department of Medical Services Dr. Rewat Visarutvej said that the Ministry of Health confirmed two new deaths from H1N1 on the day.
A 21-year-old woman, died on Monday before medical authorities had identified her as having H1N1. Post mortem laboratory tests showed she had contracted the virus and had complications from thyroid toxicosis.
Dr. Rawat also said that another case was a 19-year-old Phattalung student died of swine flu on Friday.
The country’s first H1N1 death was recorded on June 22 this year. A total of 2,714 cases have been confirmed so far. But 2593 persons out of 2714 have already recovered, according to Deputy Public Health Minister Manit Nopamornbhodi.
The deputy minister also said 110 patients remain in hospitals, but eight remain under close surveillance in critical condition.
BBN/SS/SI/AD-09July09-4:48 am (BST)