SEVEN more coronavirus clusters were found in five provinces today (June 28) with Bangkok again having the highest number of daily cases totaling 1,678 out of 5,406 infections nationwide, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also said that there were 22 more fatalities taking the overall death toll since the start of the pandemic to 1,934 and in the current wave that began in April 1,840.
Of the 22 new fatalities 10 were in Bangkok with 13 of them being male and nine female and their age ranging from 31 to 91 years.
Three of the deaths occurred in Samut Prakan province and one each in Nakhon Ratchasima, Phetchaburi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Rayong, Pathum Thani, Roi Et, Chaiyaphum, Songkhla and Surat Thani provinces.
The biggest new cluster is at a garment factory in Mae Sot district of Tak province where 447 cases were found. Thirteen new cases emerged at an air-conditioning factory in Samut Prakan; 38 at a pork factory in Nakhon Pathom; 127 at a computer parts factory in Saraburi; while the three clusters in Rayong include 35 cases at a construction camp, 13 at a construction company and 15 at a waste separation plant.
Of today’s 5,406 new cases, 5,388 were domestic with 3,757 emerging in surveillance and health services, 1,622 found through proactive search in communities while nine got infected in prisons and detention centres. At the same time 18 overseas arrivals were infected with three having sneaked in from Cambodia.
This takes the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 249,853 with 220,990 having got infected in the current wave.
Another 3,343 patients were cured taking total recoveries since the onset of the pandemic to 202,271 and 174,845 in the current wave.
Altogether 45,648 patients are still undergoing treatment with 19,386 being in hospitals and 26,262 in field hospitals, while 1,806 are critically ill with 510 requiring ventilators.
The top 10 provinces with the most Covid cases today are as follows:
– 1. Bangkok, 1,678;
– 2. Tak, 453 cases;
– 3. Samut Prakan, 395;
– 4. Chonburi, 390;
– 5. Samut Sakhon, 295;
– 6. Songkhla, 275;
– 7. Nonthaburi, 222;
– 8. Nakhon Pathom, 197;
– 9. Pattani, 178 ;
-10. Saraburi, 157.
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