Department of Medical Sciences Revealing results of surveillance for covid-19 species Concerned about Delta-Beta strains after more found, spread across Isan – South Bangkok, spread all over the city. The Ministry of Health found 331 more cases this week.
Today (June 28), Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences revealed that the Department of Medical Sciences Ministry of Health together with a network of laboratories To give Thailand a strong species surveillance information. And can use the information to use for disease prevention, treatment and research and knowledge development in the country.
Latest species change surveillance data (21-27 June 64) Delta species from the original 661 cases, an additional 459 cases were found in health zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12 and The most in the health area 13, Bangkok.
Beta strain from 38 cases was found, an additional 89 cases were found in Health Zone 11 (1 Surat Thani) and Health Zone 12 (1 case, Phatthalung, 2 Yala, 84 Narathiwat) and Bangkok 13 Health Area, 1 case, which both 89 cases have been treated and contacted for disease control.
For one patient in Bangkok, it is a non-infectious patient in the community from Bangkok. but was infected from children who traveled from Narathiwat to visit their parents where the child has no symptoms When the child returned home feeling unwell, he was diagnosed with a beta strain. Later, the father was examined in Bangkok and found that he was infected with the beta strain. Both the son and the father are now in custody, while the other two relatives have been infected with the strains. As for colleagues, the infection was not found.
Consequently, cumulative monitoring counts from April 2021 to June 27, 2021 were 7,859 cases of Alpha (British) strains (86.31%), 1,120 cases of Delta (India) strains (12.30%) and Beta strains. (South Africa) of 127 cases (1.39%). Looking at the last week alone, delta species accounted for 32.3% in Bangkok and 7.3% of the total species in the region.
Dr. Supakit further said that Department of Medical Sciences has coordinated with relevant agencies to monitor the area which the Department of Medical Sciences and the university’s laboratory network continues to monitor all species continuously to bring information to preventive control agencies including used in various research
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