334 new Covid-19 cases

334 new Covid-19 cases

Waiting to give samples at a drive-through Covid-19 testing unit at Vibhavadi Hospital in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)
Waiting to give samples at a drive-through Covid-19 testing unit at Vibhavadi Hospital in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Photo: Arnun Chonmahatrakool)

Another 334 new Covid-19 cases were reported Wednesday, 327 local infections and seven imported.

The figure was up on 250 new cases announced Tuesday, a 33% increase. Wednesday’s report raised total infections to 29,905. The death toll remained at 95.

Apisamai Srirangson, assistant spokeswoman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday that 174 new cases were confirmed at hospitals and 153 were detected through mass testing.

Bangkok recorded 216 new cases (66% of the daily increment), with 133 found by mass testing and 83 confirmed at hospitals.

"New cases in provinces were linked to the infections at entertainment places in Bangkok. The present Covid-19 situation is as serious as that which occurred in Bang Khae district and raises serious concerns," Dr Apisamai said.

Samut Sakhon province reported 12 new cases at hospitals. Nonthaburi had eight new cases confirmed at hospitals.

At hospitals, eight new cases were detected in Suphan Buri, six cases in Prachuap Khiri Khan, three cases in Pathum Thani, two cases in Chiang Mai, one case in Ayutthaya, one case in Lampang and one case in Nakhon Pathom.

Also confirmed at hospitals were two cases in Khon Kaen (linked with local entertainment places), 15 cases in Samut Prakan, six cases in Chon Buri, one case each in Chanthaburi, Udon Thani, Songkhla, Narathiwat, Phuket and Rayong and 20 cases in Sa Kaeo.

New cases in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chon Buri, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Ayutthaya were linked to infections at entertainment venues in Bangkok. The cases in Sa Kaeo were linked to local entertainment places there, Dr Apisamai said.

Active case finding confirmed 15 new cases in Samut Prakan and five cases in Chon Buri.

Vocabulary

  • detected: noticed, discovered or found out - จับได้ พบได้
  • figure: a number representing a particular amount, especially one given in official information - ตัวเลข, จำนวนเลข
  • increment: one small change, among many -
  • mass: large amounts or numbers - ปริมาณมาก จำนวนมาก
  • occurred (verb): happened - เกิดขึ้น
  • spokeswoman/spokesman: a person who speaks on behalf of a group or an organisation - โฆษก
  • toll: the number of deaths and injuries caused by a disaster, accident, disease, etc. - การสูญเสีย
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