THAILAND logged its highest daily fatalities since the start of the pandemic this morning (July 1) with the total climbing to 57 while there were 5,533 new cases over the last 24 hours, TV Channel 7 and Siam Rath newspaper said.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) figures show that today’s total fatalities exceeds the highest deaths in a day reached yesterday with 53 patients having passed away, among them 49 were Thais and four foreigners.
The death toll since the start of the pandemic has now climbed to 2,080 and in the current wave that began in April 1,986.
Another 3,223 patients were cured over the past day taking total recoveries to 183,276.
Of today’s 5,533 cases 5,489 were among the general public and 44 in prisons and detention centres.
This takes the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 264,834 and in the current wave 235,971.
Bangkok continues to be severely hit, recording 1,826 cases yesterday followed by Samut Prakan with 433, Samut Sakhon 253 in all, Chonburi 208 and Nakhon Pathom 191.
In addition two new clusters emerged in Bangkok yesterday, one is at a Soi Nawa community, Bang Rak district, where 25 people fell sick, and the other at a workers camp in Bang Khun Thian district where 94 people were infected.
This adds up to 108 clusters of outbreak in the capital.
Bangkok Governor Asawin Khwanmuang is opening another hospital and a field hospital to treat the increasing number of patients. Recently 5,200 beds were added taking the capital’s total to 8,146.
These are divided into 7,615 green-level sickbeds, 420 yellow-level sickbeds and 111 red-level sickbeds.
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