Bangkok sets new record of 1,826 COVID-19 cases today, out of 4,786 nationwide

A construction site sits empty in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 25, 2021. As Thailand has struggled unsuccessfully to lower the number of new COVID-19 cases and related deaths during its third and worst wave of coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

New COVID-19 infections in Bangkok today (Wednesday) reached a new record high of 1,826, as nationwide infections soared to 4,786 with 53 more deaths, also a new daily death toll high, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Infections in the capital have soared for five consecutive days. Cumulative infections, since April 1st, 2021, have increased to 230,438, including 49,799 who are still undergoing treatment in general and field hospitals. There are 1,911 severe cases and 556 of them need ventilators.

Bangkok saw 35 deaths, followed by 3 each in Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan, 2 each in Nakhon Pathom, Yala and Songkhla and 1 each in Chanthaburi, Nakhon Sawan, Pattani, Uttaradit, Ubon Ratchathani and Chon Buri. The victims were aged between 24 and 97.

There were 433 new cases in Samut Prakan, 253 in Samut Sakhon, 208 in Chon Buri, 191 in Nakhon Pathom, 177 in Pathum Thani, 157 in Songkhla, 106 in Yala and 81 cases in Pattani.

New clusters were reported today, at a textile factory in Muang district of Samut Prakan, where 33 workers were infected, at a food processing plant in Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan, where 54 workers were infected and at a construction worker dormitory in Muang district of Surat Thani, where 19 were infected.

CCSA Spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin explained that people travelling to Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla do not need any permits, but they may face a 14-day quarantine, imposed by provincial officials.


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