Sharp increase in Covid cases Monday

Sharp increase in Covid cases Monday

A man receives the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. (Reuters file photo)
A man receives the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. (Reuters file photo)

The government on Monday recorded 194 new cases of Covid-19, with most of the increase attributed to clusters in a Narathiwat jail and among Bangkok bars.

The accumulated total since the start of the pandemic reached 29,321 cases. No new deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 95.

Active case finding revealed 95 of the new infections, while hospitals reported 87. Twelve cases were recent arrivals from abroad.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said Bangkok had registered 45 cases reported from hospitals, followed by Samut Prakan (9), Chon Buri (7), Suphan Buri (7), Samut Sakhon (4), Nonthaburi (4), Prachuap Khiri Khan (2), Chaiyaphum (2) and Chumphon (2).

One case each was reported in Tak, Samut Songkhram, Sa Kaeo, Narathiwat and Pathum Thani.

The cases in Bangkok included two Japanese and one Canadian, the CCSA said.

Narathiwat found the most cases from active testing – 93 inmates – while Bangkok and Pathum Thani each recorded a single case.

The 12 imported cases comprised two from Ethiopia and one each from Yemen, Russia, Brazil, India, the United States, Sweden, Bangladesh, Germany and Malaysia.

The Disease Control Department said on Sunday 40 cases had been detected in pubs and bars in Bangkok.

The CCSA warned on Monday that all places nationwide deemed at risk of spreading the virus could be ordered closed.


  • accumulate: to get more and more of something over a period of time - เก็บสะสม, สะสม, สั่งสมมานาน
  • active case finding: when health staff reach out to a community and test people to find cases of a disease -
  • attributed to: to believe that something is the result of a particular situation, event, or person’s actions - ถือว่าเป็นของ
  • cluster: group of people, animals or things close together - กลุ่ม
  • comprise: to consist or be made up of two or more things - ประกอบด้วย
  • deemed: considered - เห็นว่า ถือว่า
  • nationwide: throughout a whole country - ทั่วทั้งประเทศ
  • register (verb): to record something on a list - บันทึก
  • sharply: suddenly and by a large amount - อย่างเร็ว
  • toll: the number of deaths and injuries caused by a disaster, accident, disease, etc. - การสูญเสีย
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