The province of tourism has higher vaccination for Covid than 70 %, but still found many sub-clusters.
on October 18 Dr. Chawetsan Namwat Director of the Department of Disease Control and Emergency Health Hazards, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced to monitor the situation of COVID-19 in Thailand before opening the city to receive tourists that today there are 10,612 cured coviral patients, more than infected. New infections found 10,111 cases, 63 deaths, of which 94 percent are 60 years old and have chronic disease, 107,226 are treating 107,226 cases. The results of 32,472 ATK tests showed 1,612 positive results, representing 5%. The overall infection rate decreased. but starting to stabilize More than 100 infected areas are still close to the same every day.
Dr. Chawetsan said that the Department of Disease Control, a meeting of the Emergency Operations Center gathered details of the area, found that many areas still have clusters of new infections continually. But it’s not a large cluster with many infections. But it is in small areas such as markets in Chanthaburi province 43 cases, construction camps in Chanthaburi province 3 cases, Rayong province 29 cases, fruit trees in Chanthaburi province 2 cases, restaurants in Chanthaburi province 6 cases, educational institutions in Trang province. 7 cases, Chachoengsao Province 7 cases, Lop Buri Province 5 cases, workplace Surin Province 4 cases, Lamphun Province 11 cases, Phichit Province 7 cases, and funerals Lamphun Province 2 cases, Khon Kaen Province 3 cases, Loei Province 4 cases. Sa Kaeo 4 cases, Kanchanaburi 9 cases, etc.
“In this regard, coexisting with COVID-19 freely and open the city We weren’t just looking at the number of infections. But look at many things together, for example, patients with severe pneumonia are treated in the hospital if the system supports well. Although the infection has fluctuated somewhat, this may not be an indication to stop measures. In many countries, the number of infections has returned to higher. But still open the country to receive continuous travelers Therefore, it must be continuously monitored to see how severely sick each area is. After opening the country, has the trend changed? including ventilator and death Currently, patients with severe pneumonia and wearing ventilators have decreased respectively. However, there is a meeting together that if the country is opened and infected, there will be more hospitalizations. How much will they have to respond or adjust the measures? to suit but will strict measures to prevent infection Because if the infection increases, the proportion of people who are intensively ill and need to wear ventilators may increase,” said Dr. Chawetsan.
Dr. Chawetsan said about the situation in Thailand that has passed the highest point, with Bangkok and its surrounding areas continually decreasing. Vaccination is very comprehensive. Areas in the South where the epidemic is spreading Trying to manage and take care of it fully. There is a central team overseeing and supplementing the Pfizer vaccine. which is a different part Does not affect the goal of injecting students. However, when relaxing, there are various activities. Please provide maximum protection at all times. which may be too comfortable see the trend is not worried Or may see happen in other areas far from us, do not trust. Don’t fall guard, maximum protection all the time, everywhere and everyone. Business establishments organize measures for Covid Free Setting (COVID Free Setting). We will be safe together. due to higher infection
Dr Chawetsan said the vaccination on October 17 increased by 475,053 doses, cumulatively 65,677,794 doses, divided into the first dose of 37.6 million or 52.3 percent, the second dose of 36.2% and the third dose by 2.7 percent. For students aged 12-17, 1.13 million were injected, or 25.3%.
“There are now more parents expressing their wishes. The Pfizer vaccine is distributed today, and it will be completed in the 1st injection tomorrow. As for tourism pilot areas in 17 provinces, the first injection was 72.9%, with Bangkok, Phuket, Chon Buri, Samut Prakan having high injections. Will increase the number of injections accordingly. The first 608 group was able to inject 73.5 percent, while the 10 provinces have watched (Watch List) the first dose of 45 percent. Therefore, at the end of this month, we need to accelerate the injection to reach the goal of 50 percent. Sinovac is followed by AstraZeneca as the main formula, but Astra may not deliver by some amount. but close to prevent interruption problems Academic committee proposes CCC approves Sinovac-Pfizer formula In order for the period when Astra’s hand was tight, it came later than scheduled. or lower than the estimated amount which is normal in an emergency that focuses on the highest safety standards There may be some delay in delivery, there is a Sinovac-Pfizer formula available,” said Dr. Chawatsan.