Officials concerned about COVID-19 situation in Hua Hin

Chatchai Market file photo

Health officials have described the latest COVID-19 situation in Hua Hin as “concerning” following a recent spike in cases.

Speaking on Sunday (Oct 18) provincial public health chief Dr Suriya Khuharat said the cluster at the Chatchai Market located at the very heart of the town has now resulted in 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Dr Suriya said that more clusters continue to be discovered at other locations across Hua Hin.

Dr. Suriya Kuharat. File photo

Dr Suriya said a cluster, which was discovered at a restaurant located just 100 metres from Chatchai Market has now resulted in 14 cases, while a cluster discovered at a bakery located on Soi 51 has resulted in 36 cases. A cluster at a khao tom restaurant has resulted in 14 cases.

On Monday, health officials reported 73 new cases in Hua Hin out 143 discovered throughout Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Meanwhile, health officials have said that 98 percent of the population in Hua Hin have now received at least one vaccination dose, with just under 80 percent of the local population having received two vaccine doses.