Coronavirus

Chonburi overtakes Bangkok with highest daily Covid count

THAILAND logged 3,112 Covid cases and 12 deaths over 24 hours to this morning (Jan. 2) with Chonburi overtaking Bangkok with the highest daily tally of 442 new cases compared to 366 at the latter, Matichon newspaper said.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said a breakdown of today’s total cases shows 2,896 emerged among the general public, 65 were found through proactive search in communities, 149 foreign arrivals tested positive while two fell sick in prisons and detention centres.

This takes the cumulative confirmed total since 2020 to 2,229,558.

Another 2,921 patients were cured taking total recoveries since 2020 to 2,174,730 while 33,108 patients are undergoing treatment with 16,396 being in hospitals and 16,712 field hospitals and other facilities.

Today’s 12 fatalities, all Thais, raised the death toll since 2020 to 21,720.

Altogether 104,472,167 doses of vaccines have been administered in 77 provinces with 51,301,610 having received one jab, 46,155,460 two jabs and  7,015,097 three of them.

The top ten provinces with the highest daily Covid count are as follows:

– Chonburi 442 cases, altogether 113,754;

– Bangkok 366 cases, altogether 440,970;

– Ubon Ratchathani 304 cases, altogether 23,093;

– Nakhon Si Thammarat 128 cases, altogether 48,116;

– Khon Kaen 100 cases, altogether 24,522;

– Samut Prakan 90 cases, altogether 132,467;

– Chiang Mai 85 cases, altogether 29,208;

– Phuket 84 cases, altogether 18,871;

– Udon Thani 659 cases, altogether 21,102;

– Rayong 57 cases, altogether 46,268.

CCSA added that of the 7,585 arrivals since the start of the New Year 4,532 came in by Test & Go procedure, with 95 testing positive; 2,551 by Sandbox scheme, with 31 infected while 502 were quarantined and 22 found to be infected.

Details of 10 countries of origin is as follows:

– 1,365 came from Russia, with 17 infected;

–  839 from Germany, 16 infected;

–  561 from France, 4 infected;

–  429 from the US, 30 infected;

–  402 from Sweden, 5 infected;

–  387 from the UK, 21 infected;

–  264 from Denmark, 3 infected;

–  251 from Finland, 1 infected;

–  210 from Kazakhstan, 3 infected;

– 185 from Singapore, 4 infected.

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Top: A representative image of coronavirus. Photo shared by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, created by PIRO4D and posted at Pixabay CC0.

Home Page: Walkway next to Bang Saen beach in Chonburi. Photo: Twentyfour Students (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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