Covid clusters still emerging despite daily tally dropping 


WHILE the daily Covid count dropped to 9,930 cases and 97 deaths in the 24 hours to this morning (Oct.4) the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) later cautioned that clusters of infection are still being found at factories in Chonburi, Songkhla and Samut Prakan provinces plus workers camps in Bangkok, Siam Rath newspaper said.

Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, CCSA’s assistant spokeswoman, said 117 inmates also got infected at Phatthalung province prison.

In Bangkok Covid cases have emerged at workers camps to the north and the east of the capital.

Random checks will be held periodically at workers camps as well as markets. Latest testing at five places found 75 cases, or 5% of those tested.

She added that Gen Suphot Malaniyom, secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC) and director of ad hoc committee enforcing measures against Covid-19 emphasised that the general public and agencies involved have to understand the measures issued to control the Covid pandemic which should be concise and actionable in order to lead to correct implementation.

CCSA also said that of the 9,930 new Covid cases today 9,568 were among the general public and 362 in prisons and detention centres. 

This took the cumulative confirmed total since April 1 to 1,618,499.

Another 12,336 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April 1 to 1,493,077 while 109,748 are still undergoing treatment.

The additional 97 fatalities raised the death toll from April 1 to 17,017.


Top: Cranes in the sky at a Bangkok construction site. Photo: Neajjean (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Home Page: Health workers in PPE (personal protective equipment) suits inspect a construction workers camp in Bangkok. Photo: Siam Rath

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