Pathum Thani COVID-19 cluster spread to 13 provinces, infects 676 people
The Pathum Thani COVID-19 cluster has, so far, infected 676 people across 13 provinces, as Thailand records 35 new cases today, according to Centre for Covid-19 Situation (CCSA) spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin.
He said that most of the infections linked to Pathum Thani markets, such as Pornpat, Suchart, Simummuang and Rangsit, are vendors, their families and those who came into close contact with them.
According to Dr. Taweesin, the cluster is quite big as it has spread to Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chainat, Phetchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Saraburi, Ang Thong and Ayutthaya, and must be contained as soon as possible.
Of the 35 new infections today, 25 are locally acquired, with the other ten being among arrivals from Turkey, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Myanmar who are in state quarantine.
Cumulative infections since early last year, are 26,108, with 25,483 recoveries and 84 deaths. 541 others are still being treated in hospitals.