Covid still surging in Bangkok, vicinity with daily count of 2,209


BANGKOK and its five neighbouring provinces are still badly hit by the second coronavirus wave which started in April logging 2,209 cases and 26 fatalities over the past 24 hours amid a national tally of 3,667 cases and 32 deaths, Siam Rath newspaper said this morning (June 19).

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said at 12.30 p.m. that Bangkok remains at the top of the list of the worst infected zones in the country with a 24-hour tally of 1,218 cases and 19 fatalities while its five neighbouring provinces collectively saw 991 cases emerge. 

The 32 fatalities nationwide took the overall death toll to 1,609 since the start of the pandemic and 1,515 during April 1- June 19. 

Of today’s total batch of cases,  2,095 emerged in surveillance and health services, 1,105 were found through proactive search in communities, 435 people fell sick in prisons and detention centres while 32 overseas arrivals were quarantined. 

This takes the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 214,449 and during April 1- June 19 to 185,586.

Another 4,948 patients were cured, with 181,358 having recovered since the start of the pandemic and 153,932 since April, while 31,482 are still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile the Culture, Sport and Tourism Department of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) this afternoon postponed the reopening of outdoor stadiums after CCSA had passed a resolution saying they should again open the doors under set conditions from Monday June 21 onwards, TV Channel 7 said. 

Still to remain shut in Bangkok are 12 sports centres, 35 health centres for all age groups and the Thai-Japanese Youth Centre at Din Daeng with the latter set to reopen on July 1.

The BMA department said this step was taken because Covid cases are still appearing in some districts and strict enforcement of measures had to be continued.


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