6 June 2024

Members of the public are advised to wear face masks, maintain social distancing in crowded places and where air circulation is poor and wash their hands frequently, citing a rising trend in COVID-19 infections.

Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs,  expert in respiratory diseases at Vichaiyut Hospital in Bangkok, said in his Facebook post on Thursday that 545 COVID-19 cases were reported in November alone, citing data on respiratory disease cases at Vichaiyut Hospital.

The data for November also shows 304 cases of influenza, 33 cases of human metapneumovirus (hMPV), 17 cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), 46 cases of dengue fever, 4 cases of chikungunya and 13 cases of norovirus.

He said that COVID-19 infections are steadily rising and have already outpaced influenza.

Dr Manoon said that he is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in December closely, which will give a clearer picture about whether infections will continue to rise.