Pattani logs 102 new infections
Pattani reported 102 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, of which 65 were part of a cluster associated with a fish canning plant in the province.
Provincial public health official, Chairat Lampo, yesterday revealed that the factory had earlier been ordered to suspend its operations after one of its workers was found to have contracted Covid-19. A follow-up investigation which had just concluded found 65 more workers at the factory were also infected.
The workers have been sent to public hospitals and field hospitals in the province, while individuals considered at risk of contracting Covid-19 from the canning plant will be put in the province's quarantine facilities, Dr Chairat said.
A cluster was also reported among public health workers who had dined together at a restaurant to welcome a district chief from neighbouring Yala.
Another cluster was also reported at a pondok institute at Bacho district in Narathiwat.
As of yesterday, the total number of new Covid-19 cases in Pattani stood at 596, with two deaths.
The highest number of infections were reported in Muang (237), Nong Chik (108) and Yaring (82) districts, Dr Chairat said.
In other news, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesperson of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) revealed 3,355 new Covid-19 infections were reported across the country.
The top five provinces with the highest number of new cases were Bangkok (925), Nakhon Pathom (292), Nonthaburi (232), Samut Prakan (169) and Samut Sakhon (158), according to Dr Taweesilp.