Two test positive in Kamphaeng Phet after visiting Samut Sakhon
Two people in Kamphaeng Phet province have tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling to Samut Sakhon, a hotspot of current infections, governor Chaowalit Saeng-uthai said on Tuesday.
“One patient is a 43-year-old male, a resident of Khlong Khlung district,” he said. “He works as a truck driver delivering seafood between Samut Sakhon markets and Talad Thai and normally has two Myanmar workers on board with him.”
Chaowalit said the patient had travelled to Samut Sakhon from December 6 to 19 and was tested on December 21 following Public Health Ministry recommendations.
“The test came back positive on December 22 even though the man did not have any symptoms, so he was placed in isolation at Khlong Khlung Hospital,” Chaowalit said.
The other patient is also a 43-year-old male, from Khanuworaluckburi district. He went to Thalay Thai market in Samut Sakhon between December 4 and 18 and was tested on December 21 at Khanuworaluckburi Hospital. He was found positive but showed no symptoms and was placed in isolation at the hospital.
“Officials have traced and tested 17 persons who came into close contact with the two patients, five test results have come back negative while the rest are still awaiting their results,” Chaowalit added.