Opened 4 risky areas in Samut Sakhon Province with travel history to be screened for COVID 19

23 December 2020


Ministry of Public Health reveals 4 risky areas in Samut Sakhon province have travel history to be tested for COVID 19

At 4.00 p.m. today (23 December 2020) at the news conference center on the situation of coronavirus 2019, the Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi Province, Dr. Sophon Eamsirithaworn Director of the Division of General Communicable Diseases, Department of Disease Control and MD, Dr. Songkhuntu, M.D., Department of Disease Control, gave a press conference on the situation of COVID 19 in Samut Sakhon Province. Dr. Sophon said The proactive screening results in Samut Sakhon province totaled 9,451 cases, 6,314 cases were found, 1,202 infections were found, the infection rate was 19%, which is a decrease from the previous about 22.89%. This also has patients admitted to the hospital in Another 76 cases in Samut Sakhon, 72 are Thais and 4 in Myanmar, resulting in a total of 1,278 cases of COVID 19 in Samut Sakhon.

For other provinces The number of cases of COVID 19 were found and linked to the central shrimp market in Samut Sakhon Province, with a total of 65 cases, including Bangkok, 16 cases, Nakhon Pathom, 10, Chachoengsao, 6, Samut Prakan and Saraburi, 5 each, Pathum Thani, 3 cases, Kamphaeng Phet, Nonthaburi. Prachinburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 2 each, Krabi, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phetchaburi, Phetchabun, Phuket, Suphanburi, Uttaradit, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chainat 1 each province, with the numbers of each province increasing. If there are further investigations for the infected person Most of the patients were also linked to the shrimp market, with only one or two infected by having a family member went to the shrimp market and then infected.

The infection of Samut Sakhon, the center of which is still in the central shrimp market. By screening 2,052 cases, it found 901 infections, 44 percent. Soi Sethakit 13 community screened 2,074 cases and found 134 infections, accounting for 6.5 percent. The Thai seafood market was screened 963 cases and 137 cases were infected. 14% of the fish bridge screening 491 cases, 2 cases of infection, representing 0.4%, and the Tha Chin community screened 449 cases, 18 cases, accounting for 4%, which results in the extent and size of the problem. High first point infection But as far away, the infection plummeted. However, many communities are waiting for the results.

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Dr. Sophon continued that For health care, foreign workers quarantined in dormitories in the central shrimp market. There is a field hospital to take care of in case of less illness. If symptoms are severe, they will be referred to the hospital. On December 22, 2020, 75 foreign workers came to receive services, found that they had mild symptoms, such as pain, fever, headache, but most of them were not COVID 19, and on the 23rd. December 2020 came to receive services for 44 additional cases, 1 found with fever, respiratory symptoms and tiredness, therefore, the initial treatment was performed and referred to Samutsakorn Hospital. At this time, it was considered to be in control Other provinces have improved surveillance and screening people from high-risk areas, asking people to keep wearing masks, wash their hands, spacing away, avoiding crowded places to help protect themselves.

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Dr. Walairat said that investigating the travel history of people with COVID 19 during the 14 days before the onset of illness, 44% of patients in Samut Sakhon Province went to the shrimp market, 14% went to the Thai market, 100%. 6% goes to Mahachai market, 7% goes to Soi Sethakit 13, 1% goes to Mahachai Shrimp Raft and 1% goes to Thai Fish Bridge. Outpatients in Samut Sakhon Province found that 60 percent went to the shrimp market, 45 percent went to the Thai seafood market, 10 percent went to Mahachai market, and 5 percent went to Mahachai shrimp raft. Based on this information, it can be identified that there are four areas of risk that all must be tested for infection: Shrimp Central Market, Thai Sea Market, Mahachai Market and Community Settakit 13 For those who travel to other places of Samut Sakhon Province, please observe their symptoms if they have fever, aches, cough, runny nose, sore throat, can’t smell, tongue and taste, they should come to be examined free of charge.

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There are 3 main groups for infected people in Samut Sakhon Province, namely 1. Travel to the hospital and investigate the contact with the contact. 2. Search in the community. The main part is in Srimuang Dormitory, near the central shrimp market But there is another group that resides outside Therefore, a list of names has been compiled to follow up to get tested for infection in the province where they live and 3. People in the dormitory The province has sent food and water to take care of Even the congestion may lead to additional infections. But there is a medical team in the area And promoted everyone in the room and wearing masks Even if infected and uninfected people will stay in the room But not touching each other Separate meals And wear a mask Can help prevent infection, confirmed that Samut Sakhon Province does not prohibit Thai people from entering and leaving But there is a checkpoint to measure the fever. And provide information To behave like people in the community, keep your distance from others, wear masks, and avoid crowded places.

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