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CCSA Update: 271 new Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths

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271 new Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing, raising Thailand’s total number of infections to 11,262 and total coronavirus-related deaths to 69. There are now 3,533 active cases in Thailand.

A 72 year old British man died after contracting Covid-19, according to the CCSA. The man had pre-existing health conditions including lung cancer, diabetes and hypothyroidism. He arrived in Thailand on December 7 and started experiencing Covid-19 symptoms 4 days later. He died yesterday.

The other virus-related fatality is a 53 year old Thai man from Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. The man also had diabetes. During the New Year holiday, he travelled to Chanthaburi, Phetchaburi and Nonthaburi. He started experiencing Covid-19 symptoms sometime after the holiday. On January 5, he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. He died on January 10.

Out of the 271 new Covid-19 cases, 78 are local transmissions, 181 cases were detected in proactive testing campaigns, 11 cases detected in quarantine facilities and the last case was a woman who was tested positive after allegedly crossing at the Thai-Malaysia border illegally.

The 78 local cases were from those who were exposed to the virus while visiting high risk locations including 14 people in Bangkok and 36 people in Samut Sakhon.

Out of the 181 cases detected in proactive testing, 172 cases were found in Samut Sakhon, 1 in Chachoengsao, 5 in Chon Buri and 3 in Rayong. The vast majority of those cases are migrants.

CCSA Update: 271 new Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths | News by The Thaiger

SOURCES: CCSA | Nation Thailand

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Two more die but they were both diabetics.
    Diabetics have a increased risk of dying from covid it seems.
    I would like to see the list of the deaths of covid in Thailand and see if any were diabetic.

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      Mister Stretch

      Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      And if they weren’t diabetic, chances are they’d still be alive.

      So, Covid did kill them. The fact that they had underlying conditions, while significant, isn’t the cause of death.

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        London Al

        Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:51 pm

        And if they only had Covid and not diabetes they’d still be alive, so using that same logic diabetes killed them.

        I think you have to ask yourself which you’d prefer to have yourself, diabetes, heart disease, or Covid, I’m not a doctor but it seems to me that for people who have these other conditions Covid hastens death rather than causes it, it’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back, albeit quite a large one.

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    xavier

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Hi there. Related to this matter, if those patients died due to covid infection or because they were people with a chronic illness increasing dead risk, I would like to say that actually covid infection starts been incubated in the throat (approximately 5 days) before reaching the lungs causing pneumonia. Once hosted in the lungs, the proliferation increases the virological charge been then able to spread across other organs including the hematologic system and brain causing a multi-systemic organ failure. Diabetes is just increasing the risk due to the virus getting into other critical tissues and affecting hardly the normal functionality. In those cases, the patient dies due to covid infection.
    The 5 first days are critical in determining the virus aggressivity before reaching the lungs. Actually, there are several studies indicating that the use of mouthwash solutions such as Listerine, helps to debilitate the virus by decreasing the aggressivity passing to be lungs been less capable of becoming severe pneumonia. (source The Lancet Medical Journal).
    Despite its yet unknown why the mouthwash acts in that way, most of these solutions have alcohol or derivates which may be affecting the virus structure or its replication in the throat.
    Hoping this gives you another point of view.

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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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A travel pass for passengers inoculated against Covid-19 or who have tested negative will be piloted on flights for Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways. With the travel pass issued by the International Air Transport Association, passengers can keep control of their data and share their test results with airlines and authorities for travel.

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Outbreak in Samut Sakhon is “worrying,” CCSA spokesperson says

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While the number of daily new Covid-19 cases continues to drop, health officials are still scrambling to contain the virus in the prime hotspot: Samut Sakhon. The outbreak in the coastal fishing province is “worrying,” according to Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

Health officials rolled out a proactive mass testing campaign after a spike of Covid-19 cases in mid-December. The vast majority of cases were concentrated around the Central Shrimp Market in the Mahachai fishing hub, which affected a large migrant population. The virus has since spread to 61 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

With the help of proactive testing, more than 4,000 cases were reported in Samut Sakhon. Field hospitals have been set up on the fly to treat and quarantine those that are infected.

But public health officials are still racing to test as many people in the province as possible with plans to inspect 600 factories and test 50 factory workers per day. There are 12,000 factories in Samut Sakhon and Taweeslip says health officials are speeding up testing to “isolate infected people as soon as possible.”

“The outbreak in Samut Sakhon is worrying. It is difficult to conduct active case-finding there. There are many obstacles, including the number of factories… Meanwhile, factory owners and workers must cooperate. There are more than 10,000 small factories where 1-200 people are employed.”

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Night markets in Chiang Mai will be reopened tomorrow after the province went 6 consecutive days with no new Covid-19 cases.

According to Chiang Mai Governor, Charoenrit Sanguansat, the province and the provincial disease control committee agreed to ease up restrictions on social and business activities after the number of infections continually dropped and no new infections were reported during the past week.

As a result, flea markets, night markets, and walking streets across the province will be reopened tomorrow onwards.

However, the governor still reiterates that marketplaces and visitors must follow the disease control measures strictly.

Since the start of the second wave of Covid-19 in mid-December, Chiang Mai has tightened restrictions to prevent the virus spread in the province, with the order to close all markets and social activities for 14 days on January 6.

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