Throughout Thailand’s coronavirus epidemic, Bangkok has been the cancerous tumor, metastasizing virus to every corner of the kingdom. The outbreak will not end until it ends in the capital.
The Rural Doctors Society – the same group promoting an inhumane and nationalist hoarding of vaccines intended for other hard-hit Asian nations – said this week it believes Covid-19 infection rates in Bangkok are falling.
According to a study released Monday, 7,227 people were found to be infected among 69,115 people tested. This third update on the study produced a positivity rate of 10.5 percent, less than the previous update at 16.1 percent.
Thailand reported 19,843 new coronavirus cases and 235 deaths. It is the third consecutive day new cases have ranged from 19,600-19,900. On Monday, 3,114 cases were in Bangkok.
RDS Chairman Supat Hasuwannakit said 20 teams had found more than 7,000 people tested positive, from 51,000 people tested in slums in Bangkok, after two rounds of mass testing last month.
The active case finding has a target to test 250,000 people Aug. 4-10, as well as provide Covid-19 vaccines to the elderly and those with chronic diseases. Those who test positive will be undergo RT-PCR tests to confirm the result. They will later receive favipiravir or unproven and potentially dangerous green chiretta.