BANGKOK saw its daily Covid tally soar to a new high of 4,854 cases today (August 12) with the national total also climbing to 22,782 infections and 147 deaths, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said of the large batch of new cases nationwide 22,774 were infected within the country with 19,973 emerging in the surveillance and health services, 2,426 found through proactive search in communities, 375 fell sick in prisons and detention centres while eight overseas arrivals tested positive.
The 147 fatalities took the death toll to 6,942.
The cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic has now risen to 839,771 and in the ongoing wave that began in April 810,908.
Another 23,649 patients were cured taking total recoveries since the start of the pandemic to 623,801 and in the current wave 596,375.
At the same time 209,028 patients are still undergoing treatment with 60,127 being in hospitals, 148,901 in field hospitals while 5,495 are in critical condition with 1,103 requiring ventilators.
Meanwhile CCSA also mentioned that new cases emerged in all 77 provinces today with Bangkok posting a record high of 4,854 new infections while Phang Nga had the least with just 2 cases.
Altogether 41 provinces logged over a hundred new cases today with the central region having the biggest total of 15. Bangkok topped the list followed by Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan which also reached a new high, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Suphan Buri, Lop Buri, Ang Thong, Samut Songkhram, Nakhon Nayok, Phetchabun and Nakhon Sawan.
Eleven of them are in the Northeast with these being Sisaket, Ubon Ratchathani, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sakon Nakhon, Surin, Maha Sarakham, Udon Thani, Roi Et, Kalasin and Khon Kaen.
Six Southern provinces had over a hundred cases and these are Pattani, Songkhla, Yala, Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Narathiwat.
Meanwhile five provinces in the East did so, namely Chonburi, Rayong, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, and Prachinburi.
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