Bangkok Noi market, Huai Khwang community identified as new Bangkok COVID-19 clusters
Two more COVID-19 clusters, at a market in Bangkok Noi and in community in Huai Khwang, have been found in the capital, which now has 28 clusters of infections, according to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Spokesperson Pongsakorn Kwanmuang.
The new wave of the pandemic, which started last month, is continuing to spread across Bangkok, requiring close supervision in high-risk areas for faster control of transmission, wrote Pongsakorn in a Facebook post today.
In Bangkok Noi, active screening at Sala Nam Ron Market has found 76 cases, while 32 cases have been found in the Rong Poon community in Huai Khwang.
15 clusters – in Din Daeng, Ratchathewi, Bangkapi, Dusit, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Klong Toey, Laksi, Phra Nakhon, Prawet, Bang Rak, Sathorn districts – are now under very close supervision, while three clusters in Wattana, Suan Luang and Chatuchak districts, are under close supervision.
Eight clusters in Thawee Wattana, Pathumwan, Sathorn, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Samphanthawong, Chatuchak, Lat Phrao and Suan Luang districts have been brought under control.
Bangkok has been the epicentre of Thailand’s third wave of the pandemic. 18 COVID-19 deaths were reported yesterday in the capital alone, out of 25 nationally.