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CCSA Update: 155 new Covid-19 cases, active cases surpass 2,100

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“The number of new cases is soaring.”

155 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the daily briefing by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The total count of confirmed cases in Thailand raised to 6,440 while the national death toll raised to 61 after a 45 year old man in Rayong with Covid-19 died.

Thailand currently has 2,195 active Covid-19 cases, a record high. The country’s first wave of the virus back in April peaked at 1,451 active cases. Out of the 155 new cases, only 10 cases are people in quarantine who travelled to Thailand from overseas, according to CCSA spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

12 new Covid-19 cases are linked to the seafood market in Samut Sakhon while 2 new cases are linked to the outbreak at a gambling den in Rayong. 100 cases are under investigation, including 56 in Rayong and 28 in Chon Buri, to determine the source of the infection. 17 new cases were people in close contact with previously confirmed cases.

“The number of new cases is soaring.”

Taweesilp has been warning the public that without any disease control measures, the number of daily new cases could be in the thousands or tens of thousands… That’s the worst case scenario.

If no disease control measures are put in place, daily new cases could reach 18,000 by January 14, he says. With moderate control measures, the daily new cases could reach 8,000. If the government imposes intensified measures, like the nationwide lockdown earlier this year, it could limit the new cases to less than 1,000 each day, he says.

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Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of December 28, according to Worldometers.

CCSA Update: 155 new Covid-19 cases, active cases surpass 2,100 | News by The Thaiger

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    Rick

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Let’s be clear about what is being stated in this article. First of all it is said that a man died WITH Covid-19, not OF Covid-19. Since he was reported to have been very ill with other serious health issues he is just as likely to have died of other causes, but since he tested positive he is now considered a Covid death. This is a game that has been played around the world to increase the Covid death count. Then we have the assertion of “active’ Covid-19 cases. I would guess that the vast majority of these people are not symptomatic, which would mean they cannot technically be considered to be cases since they are not sick. Furthermore, a positive PCR test does not mean a person is infected but only that they have tested positive. Since the accuracy of the PCR test is also questionable I think your reporting needs to be more accurate otherwise you are needlessly spreading fear.

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      Roger E.

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:07 am

      Meanwhile, the country’s economy is in severe danger of collapse. All over a virus with a 99.5 to 99.7% survival rate.

      Strange how most ‘news’ media, including The Thaiger, is not reporting that fact.

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        Issan John

        Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:23 pm

        What “fact”?

        The state of the Thai economy’s reported on here regularly, but it’s not “in severe danger of collapse” so that would be totally untrue if reported.

        … and most six year olds could easily work out the “survival rate” from the numbers with the virus and the numbers dying from it, which are given here on an almost daily basis (sometimes more often), so do you really need to be spoon fed that badly?

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:14 pm

      In case you missed it elsewhere, Rick:

      “You have never provided any source. Do it now if you can.”

      NOW, RICK?

      TELL YOU WHAT – I’LL GIVE YOU THE FULL PHOTO DETAILS, WHICH ANYONE WHO’S TRIED CAN FIND IN 10 SECONDS WITH A SIMPLE SEARCH, IF YOU AND ALL YOUR ALTER EGOS STOP COMMENTING HERE.

      ….. AND IF I FAIL TO, I’LL STOP ALL MY COMMENTS.

      HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU? ?

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    Kristof

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    wow..this is a huge contrast to what the Deputy PM just said. I would consider the CCSA’s message, especially if we are already seeing deaths from Sars CoV-2 as fatalities generally start about a month after exposure.

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    ipfunnyjohns

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Cycle thresholds are constantly missing from the pcr test reports… i thought this was important.. poverty John?

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Only important to those who need to be told the same thing every time, like an autistic child.

      It’s like saying that the take off angle’s “constantly missing” every time it’s reported that a plane takes off, or that the heart rate’s “constantly missing” everytime someone’s reported dying from a heart attack.

      They’re all within accepted limits, and most people don’t need that spelt out time after time, after time, after time.

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    David Beckman

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    I’m just curious how many test are taken for these figures? You never see daily statistics just 155 infected or am I not looking in the right places? Was it 500 test 5000 ,50000 ,? Give us real numbers

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    Issan John

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    You’re “not looking in the right places” – its widely and frequently reported here, and in all other MSM.

    Even the percentages are reported to keep it simple, separated into tests for those who are high, medium and low risk.

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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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Thailand State Railway governor says that cancellations will affect 13 local services on the northern line, 18 on the northeastern routes, 12 in the southern region and 14 eastern trains.

“Most of the cancelled trains will start at Hua Lamphong station, including trains that are popular with tourists, including services to Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin.”

Niruj Maneepun says the move is to support the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s effort to curb the virus’ spread by maintaining travel restrictions.

“Already all sightseeing and most long-haul trains have been temporarily cancelled due to Covid-19.”

Thailand has logged 13,500 confirmed infections and 73 deaths since the start of the pandemic in January 2020. The current outbreak that began on December 20, with the epicentre centred around seafood markets in coastal Samut Sakhon, has spread to 63 Thai provinces.

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  • Spas, Thai massage shops, excluding massage parlours
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  • Martial art schools, but no tournaments or audiences allowed
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Other provinces in Thailand, such as Chonburi, are waiting for the green light to reopen businesses and travel. Chonburi has reported 0 cases of Covid for 3 days in a row, prompting locals to become frustrated with the strict measures that won’t ease up until at least the end of the month.

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“General post-vaccination symptoms include a mild fever, headache, muscle pain and shivering.”

A Thai post-doctorate researcher at the University of Chicago is detailing her Covid-19 vaccination experience and offering insight into its effects. Siriruk Changrob has received 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine but says just the vaccine won’t immunise people from getting Covid.

Siriruk says a person who is inoculated with the vaccine can still become infected and should continue to practice social distancing and wearing a mask until a herd immunity is developed by 60% of the population, or the virus dissipates. She says she received the first vaccine about 20 days ago and upon arriving for the 2nd dose, a nurse asked her about any side effects and whether she had tested positive for the virus in the past 90 days.

She says she didn’t feel anything until about 8 hours after the 2nd injection, when she started to feel feverish and some pain at the injection site. She noted that all her colleagues warned her that the 2nd injection would give her more painful symptoms.

The Pfizer vaccine requires 2 doses that must be administered at least 21 days apart. But Sriiruk warns that if you can’t get the 2nd injection within the recommended time frame, to hold off from the injection until the time frame can be followed. She also said that anyone who requires daily medication to treat other ailments should consult their doctor before being vaccinated, to ensure that the efficacy of the vaccine will not be affected by that medication.

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50,000 to be tested for Covid-19 in Samut Sakhon, 198 new infections reported in Thailand today

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50,000 people are lining up to be tested for Covid-19 in the hotspot of Samut Sakhon over the next 5 days as health officials step up pro-active testing in the hard-hit Thai province. The target of 10,000 people to be tested per day will focus on factory workers, communities and dormitories in an effort to change Krathum Ban and Muang districts from red to yellow and then green zones.

Apisamai Srirangsun, the CCSA deputy spokesperson, says they expect to find 2,000-3,000 new cases as a result of the increased tracking, tracing and testing. She says health officials are trying to track down and free Samut Sakhon of new infections.

“Officials are optimistic that that the pandemic will ease during the 2nd week of February.”

Samut Sakhon is the centre of the 2nd core wave of Covid in Thailand as a cluster of infections broke out late last year in the provincial seafood markets along the coast, just south west of Bangkok. She also said that educational institutes, in some areas of Samut Sakhon, may be allowed to reopen during the next month, if the situation improves.

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So far, 70,000 people in the province have been tested for the virus with 5,332 found to be infected. Most of those infected are migrant workers from Myanmar, with the infection rate around 7%.

According to the CCSA, 198 new Covid-19 cases were recorded today, including 191 locally-transmitted infections and 7 imported. 1 more fatality was reported, bringing the national total death toll to 73.

The latest victim was a 73 year old woman from Samut Sakhon, who also suffered from dementia, high blood pressure and epilepsy. She was found to have been infected by family members on January 9 and was admitted to the hospital suffering from fatigue and a severe lung inflammation. The woman was placed on a respirator and was transferred to Thaksin Hospital, but she passed away yesterday after her condition worsened.

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