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CCSA Update: 1 death, record low daily case count since start of the recent Covid-19 wave

Caitlin Ashworth

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54 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 515 active cases, a record low since the start of the new wave of Covid-19 infections. An enormous 1-day spike in cases was reported on December 20 with more than 500 cases among migrant workers at a Samut Sakhon fishing hub. The virus quickly spread to the majority of Thailand’s provinces.

The number of daily cases continues to be on a downward slope with Samut Sakhon now the only province classified as a “red zone” under maximum control.

Since the start of the pandemic, the CCSA has reported a total of 26,162 infections and 85 deaths. Out of the new cases reported today, 36 were exposed to the virus at areas considered to be at “high risk,” including 28 in Samut Sakhon, 2 in Bangkok, 1 in Nakhon Nayok, 1 in Pathum Thani and 1 in Chon Buri. Active case finding detected another 8 cases in Samut Sakhon. The other 10 cases were detected in quarantine for those entering Thailand from overseas.

A 63 year old Thai man in Bangkok died after testing positive for Covid-19. He had underlying conditions of diabetes and high blood pressure. On January 9, he developed symptoms of a cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing. He tested positive for Covid-19 that day. He was put on a ventilator on January 12. His symptoms worsened and he died on Sunday.

CCSA Update: 1 death, record low daily case count since start of the recent Covid-19 wave | News by Thaiger

CCSA Update: 1 death, record low daily case count since start of the recent Covid-19 wave | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 3 March 2021, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Jason

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Firstly, condolences to his family. 63 is young by today’s standards and I am sure his family, while knowing he has comorbidities, is no less a great lost. I wonder though, if Covid was the prime cause of his passing. Deaths should not automatically be attributed to Covid.

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    It suits the Thai government to attribute his death to Covid.
    That way they can justify their tyrant powers.

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    Ben

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Based on the description above he died of COVID. Sounds like he was fine, then caught COVID, then had trouble breathing, then went on a ventilator and died.

    It’s not in Thailand’s interest to inflate the numbers.

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    Issan John

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I’m sure the doctors who tended to him will give your expert medical opinion and your concern, based on your knowledge of his medical issues, all the respect they deserve.

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    Fred glue

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Your a nasty basturd issan john you really are.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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