Connect with us

Thailand

Bangkok uncovers 8 new Covid-19 cluster outbreaks

Published

 on 

FILE PHOTO: New Covid-19 clusters have been found in 8 Bangkok districts. (via AP)

Eight clusters of Covid-19 outbreaks have been reported by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration with 4 districts slowing but 2 spreading quickly. Outbreaks in the Dusit and Din Daeng districts are showing a higher rate of infection and increasing spread, so authorities are closely monitoring the areas. Crowded communities and dense populations are causing faster transmission of the Covid-19 infections in busy areas such as malls, markets, companies, and labour camps.

In these compacted areas, people are frequently coming in close proximity with those infected with Covid-19, sharing workspaces, meals, or other general activities together. After these crowded spaces spread Coronavirus infections within the community, newly infected people are then bringing the virus home to their families with Covid-19 spreading within households, contributing to further outbreaks.

The BMA is working quickly to identify Covid-19 infections by accelerating proactive screening in the most affected areas and working to quickly launch vaccinations programmes and sites in the districts infected in these newly identified Covid-19 outbreaks.

Today’s report from the public health department confirmed 2,256 new Covid-19 infections in Thailand, along with 30 Covid-19 related deaths.

According to the BMA spokesperson posting on Facebook yesterday, the following areas have been identified as containing clusters of new Covid-19 outbreaks:

  • The Bon Kai slum in Pathumwan district
  • The Ban Khing Community in the Bang Khae district
  • The Sommasas Temple community in the Pom Prab district
  • The Sampeng area of Samphanthawong district
  • The Din Daeng district
  • The Dusit district
  • The Khlong Toey district
  • The Suan Luang district

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Press Room1 min ago

School’s In, Face-To-Face Learning Shifts to the Home

Destination Guide15 hours ago

Best areas to live in Phuket (2022)

Video16 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Fears of shenanigans in Mountain B Pub fire investigation

Sponsored1 day ago

Super luxury villas in Phuket with breathtaking ocean views

Travel16 hours ago

5 vineyards and wineries in Thailand all wine lovers should know

Thailand16 hours ago

Thai neitzens angry at SUV driver using a siren just to use toilet

Thailand17 hours ago

New poll says people from Thailand more relaxed about Covid-19

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand17 hours ago

Rama 2 Road guilty of being a repeat accident offender

Thailand18 hours ago

Body of one teacher found in double suicide pact in SE Thailand

Thailand19 hours ago

Son who tried to starve mother to death dies of TB in NE Thailand

Crime20 hours ago

Mystery 911 emergency service call turns out to be a monkey

Thailand21 hours ago

Hot gran bowled over by Shane Warne before he died in Thailand

Thailand21 hours ago

Soi Dog Foundation pledges to neuter 1 million animals in 2 years

Thailand22 hours ago

EPL praises Thailand for crackdown on illegal footie sites

Pattaya22 hours ago

Sick German man fails in suicide attempt in Pattaya

Video22 hours ago

Thailand approves all time high electricity price | GMT

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending