Bangkok 9 June – Department of Medical Sciences and Strengthening Network Surveillance for the mutation of the COVID-19 virus in Thailand in order to provide information for prevention, control, treatment and further research. Reveals random results detected the most British breeds in Thailand
Dr. Supakit Sirilak, Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences, said that the Department of Medical Sciences and a network of university laboratories such as Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Prince of Songkla University Watch out for changes in strains of the COVID-19 virus in the country. This cooperation will give Thailand a strong surveillance data. And the information can be used for disease prevention, treatment and research and knowledge development in the country.
From April to June 2021, a total of 4,185 SARS-CoV-2 (SARS-CoV-2) strains were randomly monitored, it was found that the alpha (British) strain was the most common in Thailand, 3,703 cases, accounting for 88.48%, followed by Delta (India) 348 cases, accounting for 8.32%, original species (B.1 (dade G), B.1 (dade GH), B. .1.1.1 (dade GR) of 98 cases, representing 2.34 percent, strains Beta (South Africa) number 26 cases, representing 0.62%, and strains B.1.524, number 10 cases, representing 0.24%. This has to coordinate reports to various departments. to be used to control surveillance in the next area
Director-General of the Department of Medical Sciences said that from the reports of Public Health England and the WHO, alpha strains It is a species that spreads easily. cause more sickness and death than the original species. Domestic vaccines are also available for this strain.
Delta species It was found to spread faster than alpha strains. However, it was not found to be more virulent than alpha strains. Domestic vaccines are also available for this strain.
Beta species Found to spread more slowly than other species. But it causes more sickness and death than the original species.
The latest information (9 June 2021) has been reported that the Delta species. In various provinces, 348 cases were found in Bangkok 318 cases, Udon Thani 17 cases, Saraburi 2 cases, Nonthaburi 2 cases, Khon Kaen 2 cases, Chaiyaphum 2 cases, Phitsanulok 1 cases, Roi Et 1 cases, Ubon Ratchathani 1 cases, Buriram 1 cases, and Samut Sakhon 1 cases.
Reporting the results of this surveillance will be useful to agencies in the country, province, community for monitoring in the province. including as information in the treatment of disease and for the people to protect themselves Wearing a mask, washing your hands often and keeping distance is still important in preventing this disease. no matter what species which the Department of Medical Sciences continues to monitor species in the country with the network continuously and ready to provide surveillance information to all units for the benefit of the people and the nation. – Thai News Agency