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20 Thai provinces currently free of Covid-19 infections

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Thailand’s Covid-19 task force has confirmed that 20 provinces in the country have had no active cases of the virus since the new outbreak began. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has named the provinces as Si Sa Ket, Yasothon, Nong Bua Lamphu, Bueng Kan, Roi Et, Kalasin, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Phrae, Phayao, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Uthai Thani, Phitsanulok, Phang Nga, Chumphon, Phatthalung, Pattani and Yala.

According to a Nation Thailand report, 16 provinces have recorded no new case of the virus in the past 7 days. They are Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Sa Kaew, Ubon Ratchathani, Chaiyaphum, Nong Khai, Mahasarakham, Nakhon Sawan, Sukhothai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Songkhla, Satun, Trang, Narathiwat and Uttaradit.

In addition, the provinces of Phetchabun, Kamphaeng Phet, Phuket and Udon Thani have reported no new cases for 2 weeks.

Thailand has found itself in the grip of a Covid-19 resurgence, having gone months without a case of local transmission. In the weeks since a 67 year old woman tested positive for the virus in the central province of Samut Sakhon, the outbreak has now spread to 54 provinces, with over 4,500 active cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Thailand has recorded 9,841 cases and 67 deaths. There are currently 28 provinces listed as “high risk”.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Not Moby

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    So… 50+ provinces have Covid infections, and presumably community transmission. Unfortunately the positive (even if transparently desperate) spin officials keep promoting seems to be giving many people a false sense of security. If luck doesn’t fall our way again, we may be facing a dire spring.

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    Jason

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    In my country, locking state borders, slowed the spread of the virus. I wonder if Thailand would consider doing the same?

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      Issan John

      Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:01 pm

      If you equate states to provinces, it has (at provincial governors’ discretion).

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      TS

      Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      correct- red and some orange zone provinces have restricted travel already. A good thing imo

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    David Beckman

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    How have they based this information on? How many random test were carried out in each province,? You can’t say there are no cases in these provinces without doing extensive testing which I’m sure we all know h how many test have been actually been carried out. My advice is disregard comments await true statistics how they achieved this.Be smart stay safe

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      Issan John

      Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:07 pm

      Obviously “we” DON’T “all know”, and you certainly don’t.

      All those admitted to government hospitals are tested, which gives a pretty accurate “sample”.

      … and FWIW, the CCSA did NOT say “there are no cases in these provinces”; they said the provinces “have had no active cases of the virus since the new outbreak began”.

      “My advice [FWIW] is disregard comments” made by those who don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.

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        David Beckman

        Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:45 pm

        You obviously have no idea ,people admitted to hospitals are not tested for covid at all I know this first hand so please provide me where you got this information, secondly read the article before posting ,heading started 20 provinces free off covid, why must I deal with fools who have absolutely no idea other than there own small intellect, how can I sore with the eagles when Turkey’s comment:0)

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          Issan John

          Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:46 am

          Have they not invented punctuation on your planet yet?

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          Issan John

          Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:54 am

          … and FWIW, which is the government hospital where you were an in-patient?

          Somdet Chaopraya?

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    Kristof

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    This is greatly due to a mostly united response by the Thai people (i’ve seen highly increased social distance & masks everywhere where i am). Keep in mind we need to keep this up at least a few weeks past New Year to account for travel & social events that happened then. Stay together Thailand.

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      digbys

      Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 8:39 pm

      Agree…-the article was a bit premature: the New Year’s holiday travel (/virus transmission, potentially to the “20 provinces”) ended with people still travelling back to work on 4th January, only 5 days ago.
      Let’s wait for a couple of weeks after that for most symptoms to have revealed themselves sufficiently for testing to be necessary, and a bit of lab processing /admin /announcement time (say, after 20th) to see if the figures are still optimistic for the 20 provinces.

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    Leo Z

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Oh that’s nice. They completed their 500 tests per province?

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    Skeptical

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 4:34 am

    So Chiang Rai is on the list of 20 Covid free provinces? Call me skeptical…

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    James Pate

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Looks like somebody at the Ministry told PR to please put out a “good news” story. A bit surprised Chiang Rai is on the the list, given its proximity to Myanmar. The other provinces are no real surprise, now that inter-provincial travel is discouraged and, a few of these places are not popular destinations. However, I imagine that testing in some of these places may be somewhat limited.

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