Prachuap health officials step up efforts to contain COVID-19 clusters


Health officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan province are stepping up efforts to contain a number of COVID-19 clusters in two districts where cases continue to be discovered.

On Tuesday, a meeting at Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Public Health Office, chaired by Mr. Sathien Charoenruen, Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan discussed ways to help limit further spread of the virus in the province.

Since October 13, the province has reported more than 100 new cases per day.

Most of the newly infected cases are being found in two districts: Hua Hin and Pranburi.

Most recently, cases found in Hua Hin have been linked to a cluster found at Nong Khon Market, while in Pranburi, clusters have been found at factories and worker’s camps.

The meeting also heard the progress of vaccinations in the province.

To date, 351,805 people in Prachuap province have received one COVID-19 dose, approximately 59.78%, while 273,241 are fully vaccinated, about 47% of the total population in the province.

For people aged over 60, 57.6% have received two doses, 73.55% of people with one of seven underlying conditions have received two doses and 73.55% of the pregnant women at 12 weeks or more received two vaccine doses.

Meanwhile, the governor reiterated that entertainment venues, pubs, bars, and karaoke are still closed and customers are not allowed to drink alcohol in restaurants or beverage shops, including in Hua Hin and Nong Khae districts.