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CCSA Update: 959 new Covid-19 cases, most detected in proactive case finding

Caitlin Ashworth

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Breaking Thailand’s record for highest daily spike in coronavirus cases, 959 new Covid-19 cases were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 3,679 active cases. Since the start of the pandemic, Thailand has reported a total of 14,646 cases and 75 coronavirus-related deaths.

The majority of new cases were found in proactive case finding in Samut Sakhon, which has been increased to test 60,000 people in the province this week. With more diligent testing in the Covid-19 hotspot, health officials expected a spike in reported cases. 848 of the 959 new cases were detected proactive testing, most in Samut Sakhon and only 4 in Bangkok.

In Samut Sakhon, 70 other Covid-19 cases were detected during hospital examinations, according to the CCSA. Since the new wave of infections last month, concentrated at a seafood market in the province’s Mahachai fishing hub, 6,555 cases have been reported in Samut Sakhon with the vast majority of cases involving migrant workers. Out of those cases, 5,178 were found in proactive case finding which has tested more than 70,000 people in the area.

The CCSA reports 17 new cases in Bangkok, 1 in Samut Songkham and 1 in Ubon Ratchathani, all exposed to the virus will visiting high risk areas. 22 of the new cases reported today were detected in quarantine for those arriving to Thailand from abroad.

CCSA Update: 959 new Covid-19 cases, most detected in proactive case finding | News by Thaiger

CCSA Update: 959 new Covid-19 cases, most detected in proactive case finding | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of January 25, according to Worldometers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    P D N

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I wasn’t expecting 959 new cases, I thought they were on top of this covid crisis. Makes you wonder just how many cases really are out there undetected, doesn’t it

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    EdwardV

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    You mean if you test more, you will find more cases? Shocking.

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      Issan John

      Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:54 am

      Hardly “shocking”.

      If you “test more” who are low risk you probably won’t find many more and you’ll have wasted a lot of time and money.

      If you “test more” who are high risk you’ll probably find a lot more and been more cost effective.

      It’s not that hard a concept to grasp, surely?

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        EdwardV

        Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:18 pm

        Sarcasm John, sarcasm. Thanks for explaining water is wet anyway.

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    Rick

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    You cannot assume that there are 959 new cases as a “case” is a person who is actually sick and the story fails to tell us how many, if any, of the people listed here are sick. The most we can glean from this story (due to poor reporting) is that 959 people have been said to have tested positive with a test that is inaccurate and suspect, to say the least. It would be nice if the Thaiger would take the time to be more precise in it’s reporting and would use the proper terms so as not to mislead people like you.

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    SIso

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I think there a ton of cases out there, Thailand is a little late to the party of scaling up real and significant testing till now, and I would argue it might have been very deliberate so they would not lose face because Thailand has been crowned the safest non infected place for a while and the incompetent leaders were loving it

    but now it’s definitely going to backfire and crumble the state of the country even harder and more then other places, because there’s no vaccine available yet, and there’s only little incoming in February I guess, and since there could be a nationwide lockdown incoming if the spike continues to grow and grow and that would kill off the whole tourism sector and many other businesses completely and that could very easily ignite protest and riots like in many countries right now

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    Rip255

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:01 am

    959 is a drop in the ocean compared to the true amount.

    Given the complete non impact it seems to be having on the health of the citizens, these drastic measures seem rather excessive.

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    Rick

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:41 am

    There are not, in fact, 959 new cases as a “case” is a person who is actually sick, which this article fails to tell us. The most we can glean from this article is that 959 people have been said to have tested positive with a test that is inaccurate and suspect, to say the least. It would be nice if the Thaiger would take the time to be more precise in it’s reporting and would use the proper terms so as not to mislead people like you.

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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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