MOPH says nearly 2,000 infections in latest COVID outbreak linked to markets
The CCSA spokesperson, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin has revealed during the daily press briefing that 1,815 infections across the country are linked to markets, 90.19% of the cases are vendors, while only 9.81% are customers.
He explained that vendors spend most of their time at the markets and are often in close contact with each other, increasing the chance of contracting the virus, compared to customers.
As for the type of markets, 96.86% of the infections are connected to fresh markets, 3.14% to flea markets.
The five provinces with the most infections are Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan.
1,496 infections in Samut Sakhon have been traced to fresh markets and 46 to flea markets. In Bangkok, however, 71 infections were related to fresh markets, and 6 to flea markets.
On top of this, 88.25% of all the cases are Myanmar nationals.