Thailand reports 107 new COVID-19 cases, including two doctors
The Thai Public Health Ministry reported 107 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including two medical professionals, bringing the total confirmed infections in the country to 934, including six medical personnel.
Dr. Thaveesilp Wissanuyothin, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, said that the two newly-infected doctors developed minor symptoms, but continued to work and dine with their colleagues.
As a result, he said that 15 medical personnel, and ten others in close contact with this cluster, have been suspended from work, pending further observation and tests. Moreover, the health of a further 67 medical personnel is being investigated, he added.
The spokesman asked for full cooperation from patients by being totally honest about their travel history, noting that each doctor is currently having to look after about 100 patients and their absence from work will increase the strain on their colleagues and their patients.
The two doctors contracted COVID-19 from a patient, without being aware that her husband was a high-risk individual, said Dr. Thaveesilp.
Of the new cases, four are associated with the Lumpini boxing stadium, five are linked to entertainment venues and 14 others were in close contact with people already infected. The new infections are scattered around Bangkok, Phetchaburi, Phuket, Chachoengsao, Prachin Buri and Chon Buri provinces.
Six new cases are Thais and foreigners arriving from abroad, five working in entertainment venues and two doctors.