Bangkok hard hit with 869 daily Covid cases, 18 fatalities

OF Thailand’s 2,044 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours to this morning (May 7) 869 emerged in Bangkok with the capital also having the highest number of fatalities at 18 out of 27 nationwide, Amarin TV said 

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said the 2,044 new Covid cases took the cumulative confirmed total to 78,855, with 49,732 appearing in the third wave of the infection that started early April.

Another 2,377 patients have recovered while the 27 fatalities that occurred across the nation over the past day raised the death toll to 363.

Of the third wave’s total of 49,732 cases, 25,995 emerged in Bangkok and its vicinity while the provincial total is 23,737. 

Bangkok’s record 869 cases today shoots up from over 500 cases a day from May 1 with the capital’s total now reaching 16,917.

As of yesterday, there were 1,170 critically ill patients with 818 being in Bangkok and its vicinity and 352 in other provinces.

Bangkok alone also has the most critically ill patients totaling 496, followed by Nonthaburi with 129 as these totals continue to increase.

There have been 269 fatalities in the third wave with 183 occurring in Bangkok and its vicinity and 86 in other provinces. Bangkok alone has the highest cumulative death toll at 122 with 18 of 27 fatalities occurring over the past day taking place in the metropolis.


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