Oil pump jacks are seen at the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas deposit in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo

Oil prices hit 7-year highs as tight supply bites

LONDON (Reuters) – Benchmark oil prices climbed to their highest level since 2014 on Tuesday as possible supply disruption after attacks in the Mideast Gulf added to an already tight…

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Skyrocketing pork prices drive street meals up by at least five baht

Many food vendors in Thailand are complaining over skyrocketing pork prices, forcing them to increase the prices of their dishes by 5 baht a plate. Pork prices are currently 210-230…

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Medical staff treat a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in their isolation room on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S., January 4, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record at over 132,000 as Omicron surges

(Reuters) – COVID–19 hospitalizations in the United States reached a record high on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as a surge in infections caused by the highly contagious Omicron variant strains health systems in several…

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People walk past a Covid-19 testing station on January 4, 2022, in New York. – The US recorded more than 1 million Covid-19 cases on January 3, 2022 (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

U.S. reports nearly 1 million COVID-19 cases in a day, setting global record

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday backed its week-old guidance for people seeking to end their COVID–19 isolation at five days, adding they could take a rapid…

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Customers are seen inside a private COVID-19 testing clinic in a busy shopping area, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain exceeds 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the first time

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported more than 100,000 new daily COVID–19 cases for the first time since widespread testing was introduced, with 106,122 on Wednesday compared with 90,629 on Tuesday. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has driven a surge…

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People queue for their vaccination at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK COVID cases hit record; Top doctor warns of worse to come

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. recorded the highest number of confirmed new COVID-19 infections Wednesday since the pandemic began, and England’s chief medical officer warned the situation is likely to…

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Bitcoin tops $60,000, nears record high, on growing U.S. ETF hopes

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months on Friday, nearing its record high, as traders grew confident that U.S. regulators would approve the launch of an exchange-traded fund…

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Record number of COVID-19 vaccinations in single day on Friday in Thailand

915,738 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Thailand on Friday, the highest number of inoculations given in a single day since mass vaccinations began in the country on February…

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Thailand’s daily COVID death toll skyrockets to 312 Wednesday, 2nd day of new high

Thailand’s daily COVID-19 death toll skyrocketed to 312 on Wednesday (August 18th), the first time the number surpassed the 300-mark, as new records have been set for a second straight…

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection high set for 3rd straight day on Friday as 21,379 logged

Thailand’s COVID-19 daily new infection record has been broken for the third straight day on Friday, with 21,379 cases and 191 deaths reported. The number of people being hospitalised dropped…

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Thailand’s COVID cases surpass 20,000-mark Wednesday, as new records set for deaths, hospitalized

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections reached a new high of 20,200 on Wednesday, with a new daily death toll high of 188. Another new record of 211,076 infected people in…

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Record 16,533 new COVID-19 infections and 133 deaths in Thailand on Wednesday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand soared to new record high, logging 16,533 cases today (Wednesday), plus 133 deaths, including 5 who died at home, according to the CCSA. Daily…

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In this photo taken on July 11, 2021 hospital workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry a coffin with the body of a woman who died from the Covid-19 coronavirus as they bury her at Ban Yakang cemetery in the southern province of Narathiwat, as Thailand faces a surge in cases of the virus. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Hospitalised COVID patients surpass 100,000, as Thailand records daily death toll high of 98

The number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized for treatment rose above the 100,000 mark for the first time today (Thursday) to 103,056, including 3,276 severe cases, as 9,186 new cases…

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Bangkok records new COVID-19 infection high of 2,267, daily death toll soars to 61

Bangkok logged another COVID-19 record high today (Friday) with new infections at 2,267, out of 6,087 reported nationwide. Another daily death toll high of 61 was also recorded, up from yesterday’s…

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Central shrimp market in Samut Sakhon province.

COVID-19 infections jump to record high with 745 new cases in a single day

Thailand recorded 745 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), the most in a single day since the virus reached Thailand, with the majority of the new cases being migrant workers. One…

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