Hua Hin factory clusters account for majority of new COVID-19 cases (June 21)

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Health officials reported a total of 42 new COVID-19 cases in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Monday (June 21), 41 of which were found in Hua Hin.

The 41 cases in Hua Hin were linked to the cluster at the Dole fruit processing factory, while 3 cases were linked to the cluster at the poultry factory in Hua Hin.

Of the new cases, 25 were men, 17 women, and of those 5 are Thai, and 37 are Burmese.

One other case was found in Pranburi, where the patient had tested positive after visiting family in Pathum Thani.

Monday’s new cases brings the total number of cases in the province since April 1 to 2,301.

No new deaths were reported with the cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths at 5.

Meanwhile, 25 people were also discharged from hospital or quarantine.

Of the 2,301 cumulative total cases in the province, 470 are currently receiving treatment in hospital or are staying in quarantine, while a total of 1,826 have made a full recovery and have already been discharged.

Health officials say 3 patients are currently in a serious condition in hospital, while 7 others are in what is described as a moderate condition.

More than 59,000 people in Prachuap Khiri Khan have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.