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CCSA Update: 586 new Covid-19 cases, 95% in Samut Sakhon, Bangkok reports slight uptick

Caitlin Ashworth

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586 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Around 95% of new cases were detected in Samut Sakhon, the epicentre of the new wave of infections. Thailand now has 7,234 active cases. Since the start of the pandemic, the CCSA has reported a total of 22,644 infections and 79 coronavirus-related deaths.

While the vast majority of new cases were detected in Samut Sakhon, there has been an uptick of coronavirus infections in Bangkok because more people are “lowering their guard” when it comes to practicing preventative measures, according to spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natapanu Nopakun, who also represents the CCSA.

In Bangkok, social gatherings are linked to many of the local Covid-19 transmissions. Natapanu says many Covid-19 patients in Bangkok caught the virus in crowded places and many did not wear masks. Other cases were linked to workplaces, mostly in offices where coworkers were in close range of each other or during meal breaks where coworkers shared utensils.

“It’s very important to not let our guard down in Bangkok or around the country… If you hear that we are relaxing measures, it does not mean that we should put our guard down.”

Out of the new cases, 526 infections were found in active case finding primarily in Samut Sakhon. Thousands of mostly migrant workers have tested positive in the province since the December outbreak at a shrimp market in the Mahachai fishing hub. Health officials rolled out mass testing in the area to contain the virus and intensified their efforts over the past few weeks, leading to a raise in daily cases.

“If we are able to solve the situation in Samut Sakhon, we are solving the problem for the whole nation.”

47 cases were detected in hospitals or healthcare facilities, including 26 Samut Sakhon and 18 in Bangkok. 13 cases were detected in quarantine for those arriving in Thailand from overseas.

CCSA Update: 586 new Covid-19 cases, 95% in Samut Sakhon, Bangkok reports slight uptick | News by Thaiger

CCSA Update: 586 new Covid-19 cases, 95% in Samut Sakhon, Bangkok reports slight uptick | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of February 4, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: CCSA

 

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    Ozvenison

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Bangkok slight uptick my butt!

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    Glenn

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Who cares how many ‘cases’ if most are false positives and asymptomatic (not sick) !
    Govt won’t say how many so just use the WHO figures of 99.6% with mild symptoms.

    But Govt wants you to remain on guard = keep fearful. They want you to keep wearing your face diapers even thought major health organizations and thousands of doctors around the world say masks will not prevent getting or giving ANY virus. But who cares what they say – OBEY AUTHORITY – OBEY BIG BROTHER.

    Caitlin, again, another fine job of propaganda copy paste!

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      Maestro

      Friday, February 5, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      Maintaining precautionary measures and wearing a face mask and keeping your hands clean and social distancing does not mean keeping you fearful you ignorant and conspiracy theories believer.

      Get a life.

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        vic

        Friday, February 5, 2021 at 2:55 pm

        Wearing a face napkin is not a measure. Thousands of scientific studies say that. If people like Maestro are fearful, they have only one precaution: stay home and don’t bother others.

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          Jasmin

          Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6:02 pm

          Completely agree!

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          Issan John

          Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:06 pm

          Thousands? Name any. Any at all.

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        B

        Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm

        Just follow Bill Gates advice, he’s a professional in the medical and healthcare industry! 😀

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      Issan John

      Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Very few will be “false positives” – maybe 3% at the most if the manufacturer’s instructions have been followed.

      … and if they’re asymptomatic plenty “care” because they can pass on the virus just as effectively as someone who’s dying from Covid.

      … and FWIW name any “major health organisations” that “say masks will not prevent getting or giving ANY virus”.

      Any. Any at all.

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        Toby Andrews

        Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3:22 pm

        79 deaths is 0.34 percentage of 22644 infected.
        Why? Because there were not 22644 infected.
        The world average is 3. percent deaths of those infected.
        There must be some sort of Thai scam going on, there can be no other explanation.

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      David Mann

      Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

      It’s not about big brother or conspiracies. It’s simply about control infection rates so as not to overwhelm the local healthcare systems. Even in countries like the US and U.K. it’s all about making sure case numbers down cause the health system to collapse. The effect of that would be de watering and I’m sure lead to significant civil unrest

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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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