Three new clusters in the capital
Bangkok reported three new clusters of infections while new clusters were also discovered in seven provinces, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Apisamai Srirangson, spokeswoman for the CCSA, said there were 78 clusters in the capital including three new ones in three districts -- Laksi, Bang Rak and Phasicharoen, reported yesterday.
Of the three new clusters, 59 cases were reported at the Worasit camp of construction workers in Laksi district, 20 (13 vendors and seven relatives) at Soi Lalai Sap market in Bang Rak, and 37 cases at the CGP garment factory in Phasicharoen district.
Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi, Pathum Thani, and Chanthaburi reported new infection clusters each while Songkhla had two. Most cases were detected via proactive screening, she said.
In Samut Prakan, the new cluster was reported at a garment export factory in Bang Sao Thong district with 61 cases. Nakhon Pathom reported a new cluster of 63 at a chicken processing factory.
Songkhla's two clusters were found at Wachira market in Muang district with seven cases and at a glove making factory in Sadao district with 19 cases.
In Phetchaburi, the new cluster with 24 infections was found at a furniture factory in Khao Yoi district. In Chanthaburi province, 13 cases were linked to a Thai-Cambodian market and nearby communities in Pong Nam Ron district.
Thailand on Friday reported 2,290 new cases and 27 more fatalities. Of the new cases, 1,996 cases were detected in the general population and 294 among prison inmates.
Bangkok had the most cases at 942, followed by Samut Prakan (173), Nonthaburi (102), Samut Sakhon (98), Nakhon Pathom (83), Songkhla (70), Phetchaburi (56), Pathum Thani (50), Chon Buri (47) and Chanthaburi (37).