Bangkok breaks 7-day record with over 1,800 Covid cases


AMID a national tally of 10,398 cases and 17 deaths today (Feb. 8) Bangkok broke a seven-day record with a daily total of 1,897 cases, Naewna newspaper said.

The Public Health Ministry said today’s nationwide tally raised the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 2,517,869.

Another 8,922 patients were cured taking total recoveries since the start of the pandemic to 2,401,301 while 94,243 are still undergoing treatment with 527 severely ill and 111 requiring oxygen.

The additional 17 fatalities increased the death toll to 22,320.

Of today’s 10 worst-hit provinces Bangkok again topped the list with 1,897 cases, up from 1,391 yesterday, and the highest total over seven days from Feb 2 till today.

Samut Prakan came next with 983 cases, up from 962 yesterday, Chonburi 610, up from 545, and Nonthaburi 578, up from 474.

Interestingly, Nakhon Ratchasima has 341 cases, an increase from 263 yesterday and moving up from the 8th to 6th place, Chiang Mai logged 212 cases, up from 194 yesterday, and moving to rank 7th in the country while being absent in the list yesterday.

The top 10 worst-hit provinces today are as follows:

1) Bangkok, 1,897 cases;

2) Samut Prakan, 983 cases;

3) Chonburi, 610 cases;

4) Nonthaburi, 578 cases;

5) Phuket, 399 cases;

6) Nakhon Ratchasima; 341 cases;

7) Chiang Mai, 212 cases;

8) Pathum Thani, 197 cases;

9) Khon Kaen, 173 cases;

10) Nakhon Si Thammarat and Maha Sarakham tie with 162 cases each.


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