Three family members of recently infected female shrimp farmer in Samut Sakhon test positive for Covid-19

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Samut Sakhon –

Three family members of an infected female shrimp farmer in Samut Sakhon were found with positive results for the Covid-19 coronavirus, officials from the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today, December 18.

The patients are a 94-year-old bedridden mother, a 73-year-old oldest sister, and a 57-year-old sister-in-law. They are among seven family members that also are considered a high-risk group and now being quarantined at Samut Sakhon hospital.

Moreover, a timeline of the infected farmer was also revealed at the press briefing this morning, stating that she was working at a local market every day since December 1 until she was reportedly having suspicious symptoms of body-ache and loss of smell on December 13th.

The patient went to a private hospital to seek a Covid-19 test on December 16th and went straight home to wait for the result which came around 10:00 P.M. and was revealed as positive.

She was taken and was being isolated at Samut Sakhon hospital at 2:00 A.M. on the following day before being tested for the virus for the second time. The result showed an identical result, confirming that she was infected for Covid-19.

A total of 165 local people, including family members, market vendors, and medical staff, tested negative so far, however, they are still performing 14-day quarantine and being closely monitored by public health officials.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.