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149 new cases of Covid today- Covid-19 Update



Thailand is reporting 149 new cases of Covid-19 today, with 144 being locally-transmitted. 90 of the cases were found during proactive screening of people related to the recent Bang Khae market cluster in Bangkok. Samut Sakhon recorded 31 new caes and Pathum Thani recorded 2, with all being found during proactive screening in communities.

1 new case was recorded among an arrival from the United Arab Emirates, 1 from Switzerland and 1 from Germany. The total amount of infections in Thailand since the pandemic began has risen to 27,154 with 26,299 recoveries and 87 deaths. 768 others are currently undergoing medical treatment in hospitals.

149 new cases of Covid today- Covid-19 Update | News by Thaiger

Recently, proactive testing in Bangkok revealed a new cluster of infections in the Bang Khae district, with health officials moving to allay fears of another wave of the virus. Between March 7 and 13, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration tested 4,046 people at various markets in Bang Khae, with 96 testing positive and the remainder still waiting on results.

Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control says conditions in the markets, many of which have low ceilings and poor ventilation, were favourable to the spread of the virus. He has also highlighted the fact that some workers wore masks incorrectly.

According to a Bangkok Post report, the 96 patients found to be infected were all among 2,335 people tested at Wonder Market. They have all been sent to hospital for treatment. 764 others have been found to be negative, with the remainder waiting for their results, along with 1,711 people tested at the nearby markets of Bang Khae shopping centre, Sirisetthanont, Kitti Market, Talat Mai Bang Khae Market, Phasom Market and Talat Klong Kwang.

Meanwhile, City Hall spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang says that the city’s administration is now ready to give Covid inoculations to high-risk groups. Such groups include those who have 7 types of pre-existing diseases including chronic, severe respiratory disease, heart diseases, chronic kidney disease, stroke, all types of cancer undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, diabetes and obesity. Those high-risk groups that are eligible must be between the ages of 18 to 59 years old. Other high-risk groups include those currently hospitalised in 6 bordering districts of Samut Sakhon province.

To register for the Covid vaccine, visit the Official Line Mor Prom app or any city-run hospital or health centre.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World


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  1. Glenn

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Thaiger continues promoting the scam.

    How many of these ‘cases’ are asymptomatic? (not sick)
    How many have ‘mild symptoms’ (like a common cold)

    Crickets from The Thaiger. Come on Ann Carter, do some real journalism instead of copy paste propaganda. ASK and report.

  2. David Mann

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Why is the Bangkok Post; a renowned English language newspaper, so obsessed with reporting the nationalities of people with Covid infections? It’s not only Covid where this happens, it’s other stories such as “car accident kills two people, one Thai and one German. Why are they so nationalistic and obsessed? I can understand the local Nakhon Nowhere rag getting it so wrong, but the Bangkok Post? This is the same news paper the freely reports LGBT rights, racism and sexism in Western countries but can’t seem to understand their style of nationalistic reporting is from a bygone era. Simply say “105 new Covid 19 cases detected in Bangkok today. 100 local infections and 5 detected from people in quarantine” Madness

  3. Issan John

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Actually, David M, the source was Thai PBS World but they DIDN’T “report the nationalities of people with Covid 19 infections”.

    What they reported was that “1 new case was recorded among an arrival from the United Arab Emirates, 1 from Switzerland and 1 from Germany”. That’s where they flew from, but they could have been any nationality – many listed like this are Thai returnees who have been working abroad.

  4. David Mann

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I John. Agsin, deliberately missing the point, and actually, this is a direct quote from the Bangkok Post article

    Samut Sakhon province reported another 34 new cases – 31 in communities (30 Myanmar nationals and one Thai) and three at hospitals (two Thais and one Myanmar migrant).

    I can always forward a few more example if you still wish to miss the point of my question!

  5. David Mann

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Here’s another example of an irrelevant piece of information. It was an 82 year old “man”. Irrelevant if he was Swiss, Australian or Thai. But by pointing it out it maintains the culture of them and us.

    Quote from Bangkok Post
    The other deceased Thai man was a 30-year-old worker who lived in Phatthalung and worked in Surin.

    The foreigner was a 82-year-old Swiss man who had attended a party in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan and visited entertainment venues in Bangkok.

  6. Slugger

    Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Why is important? No-one cares about it except you. It’s just done for interest.

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