A Banglamung Hospital caregiver became the latest Thai medical professional infected with Covid-19 as the country continues to battle its second coronavirus wave.
The medical aide worked in the hospital’s quarantine ward with numerous Covid-19 patients and tested positive for the virus Feb. 22. The victim has developed a serious cough.
Eleven coworkers and close contacts have been quarantined but have so far tested negative. Five other contacts have either been tested or are being sought.
Banglamung is a destination hospital for 36 state and local quarantine facilities in the Pattaya area. When a person tests positive at their hotel, they are transferred to the state hospital. To date, 609 of 59,169 quarantined in Chonburi have tested positive.