Daily Covid count soars to 2,070, Bangkok’s total nears 5,000


THAILAND logged its biggest single-day jump of coronavirus cases this morning (April 23) with this climbing to 2,070 while there were also four more fatalities and Bangkok is worst hit with yesterday’s total being 4,777, Amarin TV and Thai Rath said.

The Public Health Ministry’s Department of Disease Control said early this morning that the cumulative confirmed total is now 50,183 with the four more deaths raising the toll to 121.

Eight of the new batch of cases were overseas arrivals and all of the rest domestic infections, with 1,902 emerging through service systems and 160 found through proactive search in communities.

An additional 341 patients have been cured, adding up to  30,189 who have been discharged from hospital, but 19,873 are still undergoing treatment with 15,642 being in various hospitals,  4,231 in field hospitals and 352 in serious condition with 91 requiring ventilators.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also revealed that this new wave of coronavirus outbreak had now spread to 70 provinces with Bangkok at the top of the list with the most cases as of yesterday.

Details are as follows:

  1. Bangkok: 446 new infections, totalling 4,777 cases;
  2. Chiang Mai: 237 new infections, totalling 2,819 cases;
  3. Chonburi: 97 new infections, totalling 1,542 cases;
  4. Nonthaburi: 105 new infections, totalling 1,045 cases;
  5. Prachuap Khiri Khan:37 new infections, totaling 897 cases;
  6. Samut Prakan: 39 new infections, totalling 817 cases;
  7. Samut Sakhon: 30 new infections, totalling 485 cases;
  8. Narathiwat: 23 new infections, totalling 456 cases;
  9. Pathum Thani: 31 new infections, totalling 355 cases;
  10. Nakhon Ratchasima: with 25 new infections, totalling 353 cases.


A medical graphic, top, and a hospital bed, home page. Photos: NNT


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