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Big Covid-19 numbers today: 789 new infections, 1 death

Neill Fronde



FILE PHOTO: A surge in new infections as people are tested following nightlife clusters.

789 new Covid-19 infections and 1 death were reported today by the CCSA. The death, a 68 year old Thai man from Nakhon Pathom, had died April 4 but was yesterday confirmed as dying from complications from Coronavirus. Only 8 infections were international arrivals, with 522 local infections and 259 diagnosed today through contact tracing.

The international infections were Thai and foreigners and included 3 arriving from Russia and 1 each from the US, UK, Oman, India, and Canada. 33 former patients are now fully recovered from the virus and discharged in the past 24 hours.

Earlier today 17 new infections were identified in Phuket and will go into tomorrow’s official national count. This brings the island’s total new infections this week to 43, almost all of them a result of an influx of Bangkok party-goers to events last weekend.

This new jump in Covid-19 brings the total infections in Thailand to 31,658 – c28,463 local cases and 3,195 internationally imported cases, 17,000+ of those cases were diagnosed from proactive testing. 28,161 have been released as ‘recovered’ with 2,645 people currently undergoing treatment and 97 total deaths.

Thailand is now 113th on the list of most cases globally, with the USA’s 31.8 million infections still more than the next 3 countries combined – Brazil with 13.37 million, India with 13.2 million, and France with 4.98 million. Russia rounds out the top 5 with 4.62 million infections.

The global total is up almost 800,000 to 135.29 million cases with 23.3 million active cases, just over 100,000 of which are considered in critical condition. 108,86 million have recovered from the virus, and 2.92 million have died, including 13,268 today.

Big Covid-19 numbers today: 789 new infections, 1 death | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation Thailand


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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    1/789…hmmm..You do the math Isaan John. The 1 was probably 80 years old with 10 comorbidities

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    I think maybe both Issan John and myself have been silenced. It appears my comments don’t appear on here and I haven’t seen any comments from IJ either….. I see Thailand has now surpassed my own country in case numbers. Thankfully, there is talk of controlling the spread.

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    So what experience, direct experience, have you had with those who suffer and die with Covid Bill??? None it seems…. When you have, then you can comment….but you haven’t. It seems comments are free flowing from people who have no experience in dealing with this virus…

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Probably, maybe, could be, possibly.

    You sound like a TV poster.

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    A so called international school near central has been ordered to close and all students etc to quarantine for 14 days. Do the math for this disaster.

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    Sam C

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Yes indeed Bill, only 1, not important at all…. UNLESS…. it was a close relative or friend
    and you can back it in wise Bill, for every 1 this dodgy junta call out there’ll be 99 that are hushed.

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    Kuhn David

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Bill: I posted the meaning “Comorbidities” for myself and others: The simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.”Age and comorbidity may be risk factors for poor outcome.”

    Thank you, it’s a new one for me.

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    J West

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Increased testing, increased case numbers. Surprise.

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    Leo Z

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    The case numbers by country have been, and are, meaningless. Here’s the clue: “17,000+ of those (28,463 local) cases were diagnosed from proactive testing”.

    So far the US has conducted 400+ million(!) tests. How many has Thailand conducted? 200K? Come to think of it, how many has China conducted?

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 4:09 am

    I’ve been saying for months covid was always in thailand now it is showing itself you can’t build walls put up nets this infection will find you and eat away at your weaknesses beware Thailand ,England has seen the worse hopefully we have recorved time will tell ,I wish love and hope on thailand

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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Does anyone agree that in order to sufficiently report on and inform us of the disease stats, reporting should include:
    1. Co-morbidities, as The Thaiger and Kuhn David mentioned
    2. How many or what percentage of new numbers were regular mask wearers?
    3. Or what was the suspected conveyance of the virus? Like not washing hands, skin to skin contact. Close conversations, etc.
    4. Was social distancing maintained or not?
    – All of the precautions that we are told protect us from contracting – what were observed and what were missing?

    Surely, when the cases are registered and compiled, a history is taken of these facts?

    Otherwise, how can we possibly use the numbers relating to new infections?

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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