San Francisco Chronicle

Cases surge in Bangkok slum

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Health officials rushed on Wednesday to vaccinate thousands of people in Bangkok’s Long Toey area, the city’s largest slum with about 100,000 people living in a 1squaremil­e area, as new coronaviru­s cases spread through densely populated lowincome areas in the capital’s central business district. Thailand recorded 2,112 new cases and 15 deaths on Wednesday. The country has been reporting about 2,000 cases a day recently, often with doubledigi­t deaths in the third mass outbreak since the pandemic started.

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