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CCSA Update: 745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

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745 new Covid-19 cases and 1 new coronavirus related death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 4,022 active Covid-19 cases with a total of 8,439 reported cases and 65 deaths.

New Covid-19 death

A 56 year old man from Bangkok died after testing positive for Covid-19, according to CCSA spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin. The man, who is also diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure, travelled to Samut Prakan and returned to Bangkok’s Klong Toey district. On December 28, he reported symptoms of a high fever, muscle ache and being unable to swallow food.

He was admitted to the hospital 2 days later. His blood oxygen level dropped to 80% and health officials say the man had developed pneumonia. He tested positive for Covid-19 on New Years Day. Health officials say he died yesterday due to respiratory failure.

745 new Covid-19 cases

Out of the 745 new cases reported today by the CCSA, 577 were migrant workers who tested positive in mass testing which was rolled out after a large migrant community working around a Samut Sakhon fishing hub tested positive for the coronavirus.

New cases include:

  • 541 cases in Samut Sakhon (This number was announced by health officials yesterday, bring the total number of infections in the province to 2,400.)
  • 42 cases in Rayong
  • 35 cases in Chon Buri
  • 27 cases in Chanthaburi
  • 20 Samut Prakan
  • 2 cases in Trat
  • 1 case in Chainat
  • 1 case in Bangkok

Nation Thailand also reports 60 patients were exposed to the virus at work, or while travelling to high risk areas for work. The other 16 cases in quarantine facilities from those entering Thailand from overseas.

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Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of January 3, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Frank Leboeuf

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    And to think that in a few days we’ll most likely have new clusters linked to the New Year long week-end…

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      ipissonjohn

      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      even worse, drunk driving crashes will be ruled Covid deaths…

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    preesy chepuce

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I imagine COVID fatigue is going to be setting in fairly soon, the media round the world have beaten this thing to death.

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      Issan John

      Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      if only they had, preesy.

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    Ian

    Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve said for weeks its coming and certain people on this comments knocked me down saying Thailand in control my arse I’m just sad my words have come true it was always gonna come just now they can’t hide the figures anymore this is the eye of the storm but the storm will pass eventually once the vaccines arrive it’s gon a be a long storm then by the sounds of it

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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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Sumut Sakhon’s Central Prawn Market to reopen at the end of January

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Samut Sakhon Central Shrimp Market, the epicentre of the latest wave of Covid-19, is ready to reopen by the end of January after a big clean up. The reopening is considered “important” to the province’s economy, according to the province’s deputy governor. It will also be a new beginning for the workers, mostly migrant workers, who have been so profoundly affected by the cluster.

The Market has been shut since December 20 after more than 500 cases of Covid-19 were detected, following nearly 7 months of single digit daily infection reports.

The Samut Sakhon deputy governor says all infected persons from the market have been sent to the field hospital for treatment and 14 day quarantine and since been released after tests showed they are free of the virus. He added that 1,200 people living near the market will have to undergo another test although previously testing negative.

“This is to make sure that the market is completely free of the virus.”

The market manager also says that he urges vendors to follow the disease preventive measures strictly when the market opens back up again.

Samut Sakhon has 4,921 accumulative cases… 1,045 are Thais and 3,876 are migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar. Some 331 are currently in hospital. 1,332 are in quarantine. 3,257 have either been cured or have tested negative after quarantine. Only 1 death was reported.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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PM vows action against ‘not factual’ information on vaccine plan

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha will order legal action against anyone who “distorts information” about the government’s Covid-19 vaccination plan after the banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had raised the topic of “Royal Vaccine: Who Benefits and Who Doesn’t?” on his Facebook Live feed on Monday.

On the Facebook Live, Thanathorn criticised the government’s vaccine procurement and production, commenting that the government is too slow in securing sufficient inoculations.

“Thailand pinned its hopes only on AstraZeneca which allowed local pharmaceutical manufacturer, Siam Bioscience, to produce its vaccine. The government had not held talks with other countries until Jan 3 when it announced it will buy 2 million doses of vaccines from Sinovac which is a very small quantity… enough for only 1.5% of the population.”

Siam Bioscience is a royally-sponsored company that has partnered AstraZeneca to produce the vaccines for Thailand and other countries in the region.

According to Dr Nakorn Premsiri, director of the National Vaccine Institute, Siam Bioscience invited the British-Swedish pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca to visit its plant to see whether it met the criteria required to produce the vaccine at a minimum of 200 million doses per year. The government approved 600 million baht to improve the plant’s facilities to produce the Covid-19 vaccine according to the requirements of AstraZeneca.

Responding to Thanathorn’s comment, the PM says he will order prosecution for anything “that is distorted and not factual” that gets published, whether in media or on social media and that he has to protect the government’s credibility from those who are “irresponsible” with their remarks.

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CCSA Update: 59 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death

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The new wave of cases has been on a downward slope in recent weeks. Today’s count of 59 new Covid-19 cases is the lowest daily count since mid-December. A coronavirus-related death was also reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing.

A 48 year old Thai woman died after testing positive for Covid-19. The woman worked as a driver for migrant workers. No other information was released about her in the CCSA’s English-language report. It’s unclear if she had pre-existing conditions.

Out of the 59 new Covid-19 cases, 28 are local transmissions, 23 cases were detected in proactive testing and 8 cases detected in quarantine for those entering Thailand from abroad.

Since the start of the pandemic, Thailand has reported a total of 12,653 Covid-19 cases and 71 deaths. The new wave of Covid-19 cases has spread to 62 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

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

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