Head doctor says the Delta variant is becoming the dominant variety in Bangkok
The Department of Medical Sciences assumes that the Delta Covid-19 variant will become the predominant pollution in Bangkok in the coming months. The variant was first reported in Thailand in April when it was discovered in migrant workers in the capital’s Laksi district. The spread of the variant has caused global concern as it is highly contagious and potentially more resistant to vaccines.
The Bangkok Post reports that a record 331 cases of the variant were reported in the capital last week, bringing the total number of Delta variant infections to 822. DMS boss Supakit Sirilak says there are all indications that it is the dominant tribe.
âAll the numbers predict that Bangkok will be dominated by the Delta (variant) at some point in the next few months, but please don’t worry. People should follow (containment) measures to prevent disease infection, including rushing to get vaccinated. “
There are fewer cases of the variant outside of Bangkok, with the alpha strain originally reported in the UK being the more dominant variant in other provinces. According to the Bangkok Post report, 12.3% of Covid-19 cases in Thailand are delta, compared with 9.76% in April. Alpha variant infections increased from 86.31% to 89.63% over the same period.
Meanwhile, Supakit says the Sinovac vaccine is 70.9% effective against the alpha strain and urges people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
âMany studies have shown that all vaccines can reduce the likelihood of infection compared to those without vaccination. So don’t hesitate to get the vaccine. “
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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