Daily Covid cases in Bangkok drop below 2,000


AMID the recent plunge in nationwide daily Covid count Bangkok too made an improvement today (May 16) logging 1,750 cases, however the capital remains at the top of the 10 worst-hit provinces, TV Channel 7 said.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said this morning there were 5,238 new cases and 40 deaths nationwide over the past 24 hours. Another 9,168 patients were cured with there being 66,805 still under treatment of whom 24,877 were hospitalised with 1,271 in critical condition and 613 requiring oxygen.

Globally altogether 318,945 cases and 554 fatalities were reported today with Thailand ranking 24th.

Of the 40 deaths occurring in Thailand over the past day 39 were Thai and one a Syrian national, aged 38-100, and 39 were in the 608 group, that is the elderly over sixty years old, those suffering from chronic diseases and young children.

Among them 29 had not received a booster shot with the longest treatment period being 23 days and two dying the day the infection was detected.

There were 19 fatalities in the Northeast, with Udon Thani logging the highest count at six, while 12 occurred in the Central and Eastern regions, four in the Northern region, five in Bangkok and surrounding provinces and none died in the South.

A breakdown shows that Bangkok’s Covid count of 1,750 is a big drop from yesterday’s total of  2,175 cases, and the capital was followed by Surin with 282 cases, Buriram 197, and Khon Kaen 172, Chonburi 142, Ubon Ratchathani 139, Roi Et 120, Samut Prakan 119, Nakhon Ratchasima 111 and Ayutthaya 89. Three provinces did not report any cases with these being Lamphun, Lampang and Narathiwat.

Yesterday another 77,750 people got Covid jabs with 27.1 people having received a booster shot so far, accounting for 39.1% of the population. At the sametime 2.87 million 5-11 years old children have received their first jab, or 55.9%.


Top: Bangkok by night. Photo: Aleksandr Zykov (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Home Page: Bangkok cityscape. Photo: Drmtoiber  (CC BY 2.0)

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