Covid cases in Bangkok highest in a week amid national total of 7,587


AMID a Covid tally of 7,587 cases and 19 deaths today (Jan. 26) not only does Bangkok continue to top the list of 10 worst-hit provinces the capital’s total of 1,683 cases is the highest since Jan. 20, Naewna newspaper and Amarin TV said.

Altogether 7,431 cases were domestic while 156 foreign arrivals tested positive. This takes the cumulative confirmed total since Jan. 1 to 175,509 and since the start of the pandemic 2,398,944.

Another 7,801 patients were cured taking total recoveries since Jan. 1 to 127,075 and since the start of the pandemic 2,295,569 with 81,299 still undergoing treatment of whom 519 are in severe condition while 97 require ventilators.

Today’s 19 fatalities took the death toll to 22,076 with the youngest to die being an eight-month-old baby in Sing Buri province and the oldest 94. Bangkok had the most deaths, losing five patients, followed by Chiang Mai with three.

Bangkok’s total of 1,683 today is a significant jump from 1,269 yesterday and is the highest total since Jan. 20, 2022. Samut Prakan’s total of 644 is also an increase from 556 yesterday. 

Other provinces seeing a large increase today include Chachoengsao with 159 cases, up from 57 from yesterday, and moving to the eight place; Ratchaburi with 137 cases, up from 62 yesterday, and moving to the ninth place; and Samut Sakhon with 132 cases, up from 83 yesterday, and moving back to the list at the 10th place.

Top 10 worst-hit provinces today is as follows: 

1) Bangkok, 1,683 cases;

2) Samut Prakan, 644 cases;

3) Phuket, 343 cases;

4) Chonburi, 335 cases;

5) Nonthaburi, 324 cases;

6) Khon Kaen, 225 cases;

7) Pathum Thani, 213 cases;

8) Chachoengsao, 159 cases;

9) Ratchaburi, 137 cases;

10) Samut Sakhon, 132 cases.


Top: Downtown Bangkok at night. Photo: Evo Flash (CC BY 2.0)

Home Page: Riverine view of Bangkok. Photo: Sergei Gussev (CC BY 2.0)

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