Bangkok Covid crisis worsens, 1,370 cases overnight


THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said today (June 27) that Bangkok logged 1,370 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours out of 3,995 new infections nationwide with this being the capital’s highest total in a week, TV Channel 7 said.

Bangkok’s cumulative confirmed total has now risen to 67,623 with there also being 27 fatalities over the past day out of the national total of 42. 

There are 111 clusters being watched in Bangkok with four of them being new ones as follows:

– A workers camp in Tian Ruam Mit area, Huai Khwang district;

– A bakery factory in Lat Krabang district;

– A workers camp in Soi Rung Pracha, Bang Phlat district;

– Soi Charansanitwong 40 Hotel, Bang Phlat district.

However, surveillance shows that 19 Covid clusters in Bangkok had no new infections for 28 days.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces reached 2,287 today while the remaining 71 provinces had altogether 1,628 new infections.

The number of provinces with no infections shrank to just six with these being Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Bueng Kan and Mukdahan. At the same time eight provinces had over a hundred cases.

Of today’s overall total of 3,995 new cases, 3,915 were among the general public,  45 in prisons and detention centres, while 35 overseas arrivals were quarantined. 

This raised the overall cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 244,447.

Another 2,253 patients were cured taking total recoveries to 198,928 while 43,607 are still undergoing treatment. Of  the latter 1,725 are in severe condition with 489 requiring ventilators.

Today’s 42 fatalities raised the death toll to 1,912 with 41 being Thais and one a Laotian. Among them 27 were male and 15 female with the age ranging from 32 to 93 years.

While the majority of the fatalities took place in Bangkok totalling 27, there were two deaths each in Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom and Pathum Thani provinces and one each in Phetchaburi, Chon Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Prachinburi, Pattani, Yala, Udon Thani and Uthai Thani provinces.

Most of the deceased had underlying illnesses but three did not.


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