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

Caitlin Ashworth



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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.

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

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 Thaiger

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    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?




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    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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    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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