Over 700 Omicron cases today amid 70.3% spike in one week


OF THE Covid tally of 7,926 cases and 13 deaths today (Jan. 10) 715 cases were confirmed to be Omicron variant with this increasing this strain’s total during Nov. 1, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022 to 5,397, Amarin TV said this afternoon.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also said that Omicron cases had risen by 70.3 percent over the past week with most of them being foreign travellers.

Of today’s batch of 7,926 cases 7,229 emerged in surveillance and healthcare systems, 90 were found through proactive search in communities, 195 fell sick in prisons and detention centres while 412 foreign arrivals tested positive.

This takes the cumulative confirmed total since April 1, 2021 to 2,248,613.

Another 3,612 patients were cured taking total recoveries since April 1, 2021 to 2,170,053 with 58,159 still undergoing treatment.

CCSA also revealed the top ten provinces with the highest number of new Covid cases today as follows:

1) Chonburi 767 cases, altogether 119,779;

2) Samut Prakan 693 cases, altogether 135,895;

3) Bangkok 534 cases, altogether 444,823;

4) Phuket 513 cases, altogether 21,018;

5) Ubon Ratchathani 383 cases, altogether 26,065;

6) Nonthaburi 261 cases, altogether 62,553;

7) Nakhon Si Thammarat 227 cases, altogether 49,400;

8) Khon Kaen 203 cases, altogether 26,274;

9) Chiang Mai 200 cases, altogether 30,999;

10) Udon Thani 182 cases, altogether 22,004.


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