Covid UPDATE: 2,839 new infections reported, Provincial totals

Another record high in Covid cases around Thailand today with 2,839 new infections reported to the CCSA in the past 24 hours. 8 more deaths have also been reported. It’s the highest number of deaths to be recorded in a single day as well.

Yesterday there were 2,070 new cases announced, the first time over 2,000 people since the start of the pandemic. 22,327 people remain in state care – 17,924 in hospitals and 4,403 in field hospitals. 418 people are listed in a serious condition and a reported 113 patients on ventilators.

Here’s the report on today’s provincial covid numbers around Thailand from the NBT…

Covid UPDATE: 2,839 new infections reported, Provincial totals | News by ThaigerIn the meantime stay at home if possible and wear your mask if out in public.

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The Public Health Ministry is also increasing the number of intensive care beds for patients as the rate of infection soars, saying that the current ICU units are “filling up”.

The CCSA’s Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin stated that Bangkok had 262 beds in intensive care units, and 69 of them were unoccupied.

“If Covid infections continued to rise by 1,500 a day, all ICU beds in Bangkok would be occupied in 6-8 days.”

The Public Health Ministry is trying to increase the number of ICU beds, saying that “1,423 Covid-19 cases were waiting for hospital beds”.

Covid UPDATE: 2,839 new infections reported, Provincial totals | News by Thaiger

GRAPHIC: (does not include today’s totals)

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Tim Newton

Tim joined The Thaiger as one of its first employees in 2018 as an English news writer/editor and then began to present The Thaiger's Daily news show in 2020, Thailand News Today (or TNT for short). He has lived in Thailand since 2011, having relocated from Australia.

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