THAILAND added another 5,910 coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours to this morning (July 4), down from 6,230 yesterday, but the number of patients at hospitals and field hospitals is now almost 60,000 with over 2,000 in severe condition, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The figures revealed by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) show that total fatalities edged up to 44 from 41 yesterday taking the overall death toll since the start of the pandemic to 2,226.
Bangkok continues to be the severest hit adding another 1,498 new patients and recording 30 fatalities, both totals the highest in the country.
Of the new batch of cases 4,071 emerged in surveillance and health systems, 1,800 through proactive search in communities and 39 fell sick in prisons and detention centres. Six overseas arrivals were quarantined, with two being from Kuwait and four from Cambodia.
The cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic has risen to 283,067.
Another 3,404 people have been cured, increasing total recoveries since the start of the pandemic to 220,903. However 59,938 are still undergoing treatment with 30,145 being in hospitals and 29,793 in field hospitals. Among them 2,147 are severely sick with 616 requiring ventilators.
Of today’s 44 deaths, 24 were male and 20 were females with the youngest was 34 years old and the oldest was 91. Except for one Myanmar citizen, the rest were all Thais.
Of Thailand’s 77 provinces, only four are free of Covid infection today with these being Ang Thong in the Central region, Mae Hong Son and Lamphun in the North and Chumphon in the South. There are cases in the whole of the Eastern, Northeast and the Western regions.
While Bangkok’ total today is lower than yesterday, the capital is still at the top of the list of 10 provinces with the highest number of cases. Pathum Thani overtook Samut Prakan to place second.
The top 10 provinces with the highest number of cases are as follows:
– 1. Bangkok, 1,498 cases, altogether 80,515;
– 2. Pathum Thani, 458 cases, altogether 9,403;
– 3. Samut Prakan 412 cases, altogether 18,850;
– 4. Samut Sakhon, 395 cases, altogether 9,222;
– 5. Chonburi, 275 cases, altogether 9,476
– 6. Nonthaburi 267 cases, altogether 12,339;
– 7. Songkhla 232 cases, altogether 5,288;
– 8. Nakhon Pathom 230 cases, altogether 4,992;
– 9. Pattani 213 cases, altogether 2,949;
– 10. Yala 205 cases, altogether 2,540.
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