Lies from 3 patients result in 7 new infections in Chiang Mai hospital
The Central Chiang Mai Memorial Hospital has become a new Covid cluster after three patients concealed their information and infected seven medical staff and put 56 people at risk.
The hospital announced on Wednesday that the three patients are:
• A 39-year-old woman who visited the hospital on April 22
• A 46-year-old man who visited the hospital on April 26
• A 61-year-old woman who visited the hospital on May 3
Of the seven medical staff infected with Covid, a doctor and a nurse had received their first Covid-19 jab, but the others had not.
The hospital confirmed it has been implementing measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, such as recording patients’ medical history, avoiding crowds, getting medical staff to wear personal protective equipment and disinfecting the premises every day.
“The hospital is cooperating with the Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office on disease investigation and is asking those at risk to take a Covid-19 test as soon as possible,” the hospital said.
The hospital has temporarily shut its doors to outpatients until May 21 and is treating emergency cases and patients with chronic disease in the parking area behind the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office reported 10 new Covid-19 cases and two fatalities on Thursday. The total number of new Covid-19 cases in Chiang Mai has increased to 3,944. Of them, 3,325 have recovered and been discharged, 605 are being treated at medical facilities and 14 have died.