3,355 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, 10 new clusters found in 8 provinces

This handout image obtained on April 29, 2020 and released by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), shows a colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (red) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. (Photo by Handout / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NIH

Ten new clusters of COVID-19 infections have been identified in eight of Thailand’s provinces, as new infections today (Monday) climbed by 3,355 to 170,401 since April 1st, 2021.

17 more deaths were also recorded today.

According to CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, the new clusters are at:

  • A pig slaughter house in Muang district of Nakhon Pathom province, 8 cases.
  • Ua Arthorn housing estate in Muang district of Samut Prakan, 34 cases and a municipal cluster in Bang Muang sub-district, 6 cases.
  • A seafood processing factory in Muang district of Samut Sakhon, 12 cases and fish cold storage in the same district, 6 cases.
  • A cold storage leasing company in Songkhla, 21 cases.
  • Communities in Tha Sala and Phrom Khiri districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat province, 83 cases.
  • A construction site in Tanya Buri district of Pathum Thani, 5 cases.
  • A construction site in Si Racha district of Chon Buri, 6 cases.
  • A compressor production factory in Bang Nam Praew district of Chachoengsao province, 18 cases.

Dr. Taweesin said that, in Bangkok, 84 clusters are now under close watch and five more infections are being linked to a shopping mall cluster in Pathumwan district, raising total infections to 182.

Of the 3,355 new cases today, 784 are prisoners. The death toll is 1,466 since early last year.

Of the 17 fatalities today, seven are men and 10 women, with an average age of 71 years old.  Fourteen of them were in Bangkok and 1 each in Ayutthaya, Ang Thong and Samut Prakan.

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