THAILAND’S daily Covid count soared to 20,200 cases and 188 deaths in 24 hours to this morning (August 4) with Bangkok’s total surpassing the 4,000 mark for the first time to reach 4,118 infections, Sanook.com and Siam Rath newspaper said.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said of today’s large batch of cases, 20,013 were among the general public and 187 in prisons and detention centres.
The cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic reached 672,385 and in the current wave that began in April 643,522.
The additional 188 fatalities took the death toll to 5,503. At the sametime 17,975 more patients were cured taking total recoveries to 211,076.
Meanwhile, CCSA also mentioned that Covid cases were found in all 77 provinces over the past day with record highs logged in many of them.
An example is Bangkok which continues to have the highest number of cases with the total climbing to 4,118 for the first time while Chonburi ranked second with 1,678 cases.
The province that posted the least number of cases is Mae Hong Son with 13.
Altogether 43 provinces reported over a hundred new cases with 15 being in the central region out of 22; 13 in the northeast out of 20; all five provinces in the west; five in the east out of seven; and five in the south out of 14. Only the North had less than a hundred cases across the region.
Top: One of 43 community isolation centres set up in Bangkok out of the planned total of 60. Photo: NNT
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