Crisis in Bangkok – death rate 1%


THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin this afternoon (May 26) revealed that the case fatality rate (CFR) in Bangkok is 1% which is higher than the rest of the country, TV Channel 7 said.

Bangkok has the highest rate of infection with the latest cumulative confirmed total being 36,542 while the death toll is 365, or 1% CFR.

There are five new clusters in the capital, adding up to 38 of them in 30 districts. 

Key clusters include Bangkapi market in Bangkapi district where there are 96 new cases totaling 438; a construction camp in Laksi district with 161 new cases adding up to 1,413; Makam 2 alley in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district with 16 new cases totaling 403; slums and market in Klong Toey district with 78 new cases adding up to 1,376; and Saphan Lek in Phra Nakhon district, which is a new cluster, with 12 cases.

Bangkok’s five new clusters are a shopping mall on Ladprao road, a sewing factory in Yannawa district, a market in Nong Chok district, a National Housing Authority estate in Klong Chan district and a construction camp in Suan Luang district.

Dr Taweeslip also mentioned that coronavirus has spread out again as infection is now prevalent in 61 provinces with those with no infections at all reduced to 16. This shows that infection can occur anywhere including places that previously had no cases at all.

The province with the second highest number of cases after Bangkok is Phetchaburi with 256 more workers at an electronics parts plant getting infected taking the total to 2,790. Next is Nonthaburi province with 122 new cases at construction camps and markets followed by Samut Prakan with 100 new cases in factories and condos.


Top: View of Bangkok from Sirocco restaurant, on the 63rd floor of State Tower. Photo: Matthias Mueller (CC BY 2.0)

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