A second suspected Thai MERS case was reported in the northern Chiang Mai province, Channel NewsAsia reported, citing the ministry.
The patient is a South Korean visitor, a country in which a recent outbreak of the deadly virus is estimated to have killed 24 people. The first test of the patient proved negative, and results from a second test are awaited, according to the ministry.
Earlier on Friday, local media reported that the country’s outbreak appeared to have subsided, citing South Korean Health Ministry official Kwon Deok-cheol.
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a viral respiratory disease caused by the MERS-coronavirus. The infection was first reported in 2012 when a Saudi patient died in London. There is currently no vaccine for the deadly virus.