THAILAND’S coronavirus tally today (August 8) inched down to 19,983 cases and 138 deaths from 21,838 cases and 212 deaths yesterday while the spread of the infection in Krabi tourist town led to two markets being closed, TV Channel 7 and Sanook.com sid.
Of today’s large batch of cases, 19,633 were among the general public and 350 in prisons and detention centres.
The cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic has reached 756,505 cases and in the current wave that started in April 727,642.
Today’s 138 fatalities raised the death toll to 6,183.
At the same time 18,503 patients have recovered while 214,786 are undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile Krabi province’s Communicable Disease Control Committee today shut two markets, Maharaj and Tong Chum, in Krabi town after cases cropped up there.
At Maharaj fresh market a seafood vendor caught Covid and it was shut for three days for cleaning and disinfection and to carry out tests among those at risk of also getting infected.
Tong Chum flea market too was shut for a week after a hawker selling vegetables and seafood got infected with six people in the risk group already infected while 300 others are undergoing tests.
Moreover two villages in Khao Phanom district were completely locked down from today till August 21 with entry and exit banned after eight cases emerged in a single day.
Top: The crab statue in Krabi town. Photo: Kent Wang (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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