Monday 18 October 2021, 2:21 p.m.
‘New cluster’ is still emerging. Unraveling the cause of the ‘South’ infected with COVID-19
At 12:30 p.m. on October 18, 2021 at the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Administration Center or Prof. Government House, Dr. Sumani Watcharasin, Director of the Bureau of Communications Risks and Health Behavior Development The Department of Disease Control announced the epidemic situation in Thailand, saying that 10,111 new cases were found in the country, 10,046 cases came from surveillance and service systems, 9,718 cases came from proactive searches, 328 cases. Of the 41 people from prisons, 24 are from foreign countries, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since 2020 to 1,793,812, with 10,612 more recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries since 2020 to 1,668,250, 107,226 in treatment. 2,831 severe cases, 644 intubated
63 deaths, 39 males, 24 females, 44 deaths aged 60 years and over, 15 chronic diseases, 9 deaths in Bangkok, while the southern region has The total number of deaths has reached 21, or one-third of the total deaths today. As a result, the cumulative death toll since 2020 is 18,336. The total number of vaccinated persons in Thailand on Oct. 17 has 475,053 additional doses of vaccination, including the cumulative total of vaccinations since Feb. 28. Total 65,677,794 doses while the world situation There are 241,471,559 cumulative cases and 4,914,092 cumulative deaths.
Dr. Sumanee said the 10 provinces with the highest number of infections as of October 18 were Bangkok 1,046 cases, Yala 756 cases, Nakhon Si Thammarat 615 cases, Songkhla 579 cases, Pattani 502 cases, Narathiwat 466 cases, Rayong 402 cases, Chonburi 354 cases. Chiang Mai 314 cases, Samut Prakan 247 cases (Read related news: Check here! The top 10 Covid-19 cases in Thailand. ‘South’ is still heavy – ‘Mueang Khon’ moves to number 3)
In this regard, at the meeting of the BAAC, there were discussions that The infection in the southern region is worrisome, from April 1 to mid-October. In addition to infections from entertainment venues, there are also cases in prisons. and infected people from other areas Including the infected from neighboring countries, Malaysia, causing the epidemic in Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani by Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense As the Director of Prof. has established an integrated center to solve the Covid-19 situation. in the southern border provinces Covering the area of Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla by allowing Gen. Nattapon Nakpanich, advisor to the Prime Minister. to be the center director A qualified person from the Department of Disease Control will also be sent to the area to assist in further investigations of the disease.
Dr. Sumanee said that while the new cluster That happened, in Rayong, a worker’s camp cluster, in Chanthaburi, a worker’s camp and fruit farm cluster, and in Chonburi, a rubber plantation fund cooperative cluster. Funeral clusters were found in many provinces, such as Lamphun, Khon Kaen, Loei, Sa Kaeo, and Kanchanaburi.