Infection rate in Bangkok ‘out of control’

THE Rural Doctors Society (RDS) warned that the infection rate in Bangkok communities has reached 19%, indicating that the outbreak is now out of control in the capital.

RDS is working with the National Health Security Office on active case finding in over 30 Bangkok communities that have never before been investigated by the Health Ministry.

“With limited personnel we can test about 1,000 a day,” said RDS president Dr Suphat Hasuwankij.

However, testing people will only help identify the infected so they can be isolated from others in the community, he added.

“The risk of the virus spreading will still persist until we vaccinate everyone to reduce the infection rate, severity of symptoms and deaths.” — The Nation/ANN

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