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Bangkok still worst hit but daily Covid count dips to 629 

ALTHOUGH BANGKOK continues to log the most Covid cases and still tops the list of worst-hit provinces, today’s (Dec. 10) tally dropped to 629 from 853 cases yesterday, Siam Rath newspaper said.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said only two provinces, Nan and Yasothon, did not report any cases today. 

Five southern provinces were among the top ten worst-hit zones with Nakhon Si Thammarat placing second with 460 cases, sharply higher than 281 yesterday.  

Songkhla followed in third place with 213 cases, Pattani sixth with 143 cases, Surat Thani seventh with 125 cases and Yala eight with 102 cases.

Chonburi and Samut Prakan maintained the same rankings as yesterday, placing fourth and fifth with 175 and 155 cases respectively.

In the north Lamphun overtook Chiang Mai to rank ninth leaving the latter at the bottom of the list with the two provinces logging 102 and 90 cases respectively. 

CCSA also reported that there were 4,193 new Covid cases and 28 deaths over the past 24 hours taking the cumulative confirmed total since April to 2,131,917.

Of the new batch of cases 4,172 emerged in surveillance and healthcare systems and 21 in prisons and detention centres.

Another 7,863 patients were cured while there are 56,717 still undergoing treatment. 

Today’s 28 fatalities raised the death toll from April to 21,018.

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