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CCSA Update: 186 new Covid-19 cases

Caitlin Ashworth

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186 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing, a major drop in daily infections in recent weeks. Thailand now has 6,068 active Covid-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic, Thailand has reported 23,557 Covid-19 infections and 79 coronavirus-related deaths.

Most of the new cases were detected in Samut Sakhon, the epicentre in Thailand’s new wave of infections. Aggressive case finding was rolled out in recent weeks to contain the virus, leading to more cases detected, many being asymptomatic. Active case finding is now being reduced, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the CCSA’s daily report in English.

“We are reducing the intensity, the frequency of active case finding… The active case finding will continue in Samut Sakhon as well as 6 districts in Bangkok”

141 infections were transmitted at high risk areas including 132 in Samut Sakhon, 4 in Pathum Thani and 3 in Bangkok. 35 cases were detected through active case finding, including 31 cases in Samut Sakhon and 4 in Samut Songkhram. 10 cases were detected in quarantine for those arriving to Thailand from overseas.

The CCSA reported 490 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday and 237 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday.

CCSA Update: 186 new Covid-19 cases | News by Thaiger

SOURCES: CCSA | Nation Thailand

 

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    Jason

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    For the sake of the Thai people, I hope these daily numbers come down to “flatten the curb” and see the country come back to the virus control it had before this latest outbreak. There is hope that vaccines will come soon for Thailand.

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      CT

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      I hope so too. But there will be no way to know unless the government actually does testing.

      As it says in the article, the reported numbers are dropping because the government has reducing active testing.

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        Slugger

        Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:03 pm

        A year on they have done ok with the testing regime that they have, despite the flimsy Americans saying test more.

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        Issan John

        Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:41 pm

        The “way to know” will be the same way that everyone else knows: less symptomatic cases, less hospitalisations, less deaths, less positives with randomised testing.

        The reported numbers are dropping because there are less people in the targeted testing groups to be tested.

        Hardly complicated, unless you’re Donald T or a three year old.

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    Glenn

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Test 100 or test 100,000, it doesn’t matter how much testing is done if the majority are asymptomatic (not sick as per the WHO) or have only mild symptoms (just like a common cold). So what. More testing means nothing.

    So far, govt keeps declaring so many hundred of ‘cases’ and ‘infected’ daily then they also say “in recent weeks to contain the virus, leading to more cases detected, many being asymptomatic.”

    And as I’ve said in most comments here before, the govt will not go into details about how they define a ‘case’, but when they vaguely say “many being asymptomatic” one can assume there are a lot of healthy people wrongly being tagged as infected. And because they don’t say XX people are in ICU or on vents, one can assume there are NOT serious infections. The WHO says 99.6% of all active cases worldwide have only mild symptoms.

    Stop worrying about lack of testing – it’s pointless.

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      Frank

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      Well said Glenn

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      Issan John

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:42 pm

      A “case” is someone who tests positive.

      Simples.

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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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