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CCSA Update: 186 new Covid-19 cases

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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.

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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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Samut Sakhon shrimp market, recent Covid-19 wave’s epicentre, is back open and bustling

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The Samut Sakhon seafood market, the epicentre of the recent wave of Covid-19 infections, has reopened. The Central Shrimp Market had been shut down, sealed off and sprayed down after hundreds of vendors, migrant workers and visitors were infected with the coronavirus. Now, 10 weeks later, the market at a fishing hub just southwest of Bangkok, is not only back open, it’s bustling.

A waiting area now has rows sectioned off by plastic dividers to ensure social distancing. Those bringing fish to the market to sell must take a queue card and sit in the proper seat. The seafood will also be now sorted on a raised platform.

Market operators, vendors and customers are required to follow disease control measures. Screening points are set to check all vehicles entering the area including trucks delivering seafood as well as vendors and customers.

Workers are required to wear face masks, gloves, rubber boots and rubber aprons. Members of the market must have documents from a recent health screening.

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CCSA Update: 80 new Covid-19 cases, active infections on a downward slope

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80 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing while 142 new cases were reported on Saturday and Sunday. Since the start of the pandemic, Thailand has reported 26,031 coronavirus infections and 83 deaths.

There are currently 624 active Covid-19 infections, a record low for Thailand since the December outbreak at a Samut Sakhon seafood market. The number of active Covid-19 over the past month drastically dropped after health officials slowed down mass testing efforts in high risk areas.

Out of the 80 new cases reported today, 28 were exposed to the virus in areas considered to be at “high risk,” including 19 in Samut Sakhon, 3 in Tak, 2 in Nakhon Pathom, 2 in Bangkok, 1 in Chon Buri and 1 in Ratchaburi.

36 cases were detected through proactive testing, including 35 cases in Pathum Thani and 1 in Nonthaburi.

The other 16 cases were detected in quarantine for those arriving to Thailand from overseas.

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

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Thai PM says Covid-19 jab is safe, urges people to get vaccinated

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The Thai PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has assured people the Covid-19 vaccine is safe as he called on citizens to get vaccinated. Nation Thailand reports that the PM was speaking at a vaccination drive taking place at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, in the central province of Nonthaburi.

It’s understood Prayut himself will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, having been deemed too old for China’s Sinovac jab. However, it is unclear when he might be vaccinated, with the delay put down to issues with the AstraZeneca paperwork.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was the first person in Thailand to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, when he got the Sinovac jab yesterday. It’s understood he has not experienced any adverse reaction. A number of other politicians and prominent medics also got the vaccine, including Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control and the Public Health Deputy Minister Sathit Pitutecha.

The PM says the vaccines are safe and is calling on everyone to get inoculated when the time comes.

“The government and medical personnel have overcome this crisis many times so far. This shows that Thailand can contain the spread of Covid-19 effectively.”

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