Covid-19 found in Samut Sakhon, Ayutthaya, Samut Prakan, and Nakhon Pathom


Thailand reported 576 new Covid-19 cases in a day, a considerable spike in a country that recorded only one or two new cases in recent months.

Most of the new cases were discovered among migrant workers at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon, and the sudden jump prompted people to practice safety measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing.

In Samut Prakan, 3 new Covid-19 cases were reported — a Thai seafood vendor and 2 of his Lao employees. The Thai vendor was reported to have visited the Mahachai Seafood Market in Samut Sakhon.

The province of Nakhon Pathom confirmed 2 new Covid-19 cases on December 19, the same day Samut Prakan confirmed theirs. Both cases visited the Mahachai Market. There will be 124 people who will be tested as they were reported to have visited the market from 15-19. People who visited Mahachai and nearby areas with symptoms such as loss of taste or smell are advised to visit the nearest hospital to get tested for the virus.

Meanwhile in Bangkok, a 78-year-old woman was confirmed positive on December 20. Both the woman and her son were reported to have gone to the Mahachai market from December 1-11 and started having symptoms on the 12th.

Ayuthaya has also reported 1 new Covid case — a woman, aged 29, who returned from Chiang Mai. She has no symptoms and has 10 high-risk individuals who have come into contact with the patient.

Source: Thai Residents

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