Samut Sakhon migrant worker Covid-19 update

The following is from the Thai National News Bureau. Their statements are their own:

COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon rises to 1,184, after 121 new cases found today.
Almost one in five (19 per cent) of a total of 6,314 samples taken had so far come back positive for COVID-19, said Dr Sophon Iamsirithaworn, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Communicable Diseases Division.
Tests conducted on 2,052 people in a 2-kilometre radius around the Central Shrimp Market found 901 “positives” or an infection rate of 44 per cent.
Of the 653 samples taken around the Talay Thai market, 137 came back positive (14 per cent).
Meanwhile of the 2,074 samples taken in the nearby Soi Setthakit 13 community, 134 came back positive (6.5 per cent). Two infections were confirmed from 491 tests around the Saphan Pla market (0.4 per cent) and 18 of 449 tests in the nearby Tha Chin community were positive (4 per cent).
Cases were divided into three groups: cases self-admitted to hospital, cases detected by community testing and now confined at local hospitals and quarantine facilities, and cases staying in dormitories overseen by health officials.
The Public Health Ministry and local officials are now seeking ways to prevent crowding in worker dormitories that risks further spread of the virus.
The Pattaya News notes that the cases in the Samut Sakhon Shrimp Market epicenter are all being “hard quarantined” in dormitories and are not allowed to leave the immediate area.
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