Thailand reports 3,000 new COVID-19 cases today, new cluster found in Bangkok Noi
3,000 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Thailand today (Tuesday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Bangkok’s health officials are keeping a close watch on a construction worker camp at Yaek Fai Chai, in Bangkok Noi district, after 96 of the 363 workers there, screened for COVID-19 infection, tested positive.
CCSA Assistant Spokeswoman Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said today that all the infected workers have been sent for treatment, the worker housing facility has been shut down and active screening is being conducted for all the workers and people living around the condominium construction project.
She said that two new clusters were found in Samut Prakan province, one at a snack factory in Bang Sao Thong district, where 63 infections have been found, and another at a construction site in Phra Pradaeng district, where 10 workers tested positive.
New clusters were also found in Chachoengsao, Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom, Saraburi and Prachin Buri provinces, with the number of infections ranging from 4 to 18.
Dr. Apisamai said that, as more new infections are among male construction workers, there is a need to expand the hospital space for men, so hospital beds reserved for female patients will have to be transferred to the male sections.
Cumulative infections since April 1st, 2021, have reached 173,401. 135,292 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Bangkok today logged 872 new cases, raising cumulative infections in the capital to 54,982 during the current wave.
323,060 doses of vaccines were administered yesterday, divided into first doses for 230,149 people and second doses for 92,911 people. Altogether 6,511,184 doses have been administered – 4,762,063 first doses and 1,749,121 second doses.
On Phuket Island, 61.26% of the population or 335,472 people have been vaccinated, while 45.93% of people on Koh Samui, or 125,229, have been inoculated.
In Bangkok and provinces in its vicinity, 2,057,625 people (13.85%) have received first vaccine jabs and 660,375 (4.45%) have received both.
For the remaining 71 provinces, 2,234,793 (4.04%) have received their first jabs, 882,311 (1.6 confectionery %) have received both.