Warning sounded over Korat clusters
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The provincial communicable disease committee has warned that Covid-19 could be spreading from areas where 10 clusters of infection were found, with thousands of people deemed at high risk.
The warning was issued after the committee found a continuing increase in the number of daily infections linked to the following 10 clusters. A cluster of 16 infections at a petanque course in Dan Khun Thot district where a person who caught the virus in Chaiyaphum province spread it to other players and their families and close associates.
A cluster of 14 infections at a community in Muang district began after a member of this community went to Ayutthaya on July 2 and was infected. He returned to the community and passed the virus to other people. Many other members of the community were considered at high risk of catching the virus.
A cluster of 157 infections at the morning market in Pak Chong district began with the first infection being a fermented fish vendor, detected on July 7, before the market was closed for disinfection. Nearly 2,000 other people were deemed at high risk.
A cluster of 24 infections at Korapura Hotel in Muang district, started after a chef spread to the virus to colleagues. More than 200 others were at high risk.
A cluster of 22 infections in tambon Nong Suang in Kham Thale So district, came from the first case being a person who returned from Nakhon Pathom province with the virus and spread it to other gamblers, putting about 200 people at high risk.
There's also a cluster at a construction camp in Pak Chong district where 37 workers were infected and about 100 other people were considered at high risk.
A cluster of 11 infections have been found at an earphone factory in tambon Lat Bua Khao, Si Khiu district. About 100 people were deemed at high risk.
A cluster of five infections in a family in tambon Mung Prasat, Non Sung district have been detected. About 100 people were at high risk.
A cluster of five infections in a family were found at Moo 11 in tambon Nong Manao, Khong district, where about 100 people were at high risk.
A cluster of infections at Kwan Khao restaurant in Muang district was located after a chef and five employees were found to have Covid-19 on July 4. Hundreds of people who dined at the restaurant from July 4-17 could be at high risk.
Meanwhile in Ayutthaya, a total of 255 new Covid-19 infections and three deaths were reported to the provincial communicable disease committee yesterday, Governor Panu Yaemsri said.
Ayutthaya was recently put in the dark-red zones of provinces hardest-hit by the virus.
The new cases there increased the total number to 6,961 and the death toll to 52.
Mr Panu said the roughly 1,500 beds at main and field hospitals in the province were fully occupied.
As soon as patients were diagnosed as recovered and discharged they would be replaced by the nearly 600 patients who were now waiting for beds in various communities.
In Chon Buri, 867 people were infected and four died in the latest update, bringing the province's total caseload to 20,776 and deaths to 100.
Also, 329 Covid-19 patients were cured there, raising the total to 11,067. Most infections were found in Sri Racha and Bang Lamung districts.
Most infections were found in Sri Racha and Bang Lamung districts.