The Public Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 35 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), raising the number of local infections to 212, and warned that lack of personal discipline could make the outbreak uncontrollable.
Dr Suwannachai Watanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the Disease Control Department, divided the new cases into two groups.
The first one of 29 comprised people in contact with previous patients and the venues where previous patients visited – 13 visitors to boxing stadiums, four visitors to entertainment places and 12 people in close contact with previous patients.
The second group of six consisted of one Thai returnee from Cambodia, four people working closely with foreigners and one whose case was under investigation.
“In the past week, the number of patients soared because screening was expanded to groups of people and places believed to transmit the disease,” Dr Suwannachai said.