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CCSA Update: New Covid-19 death, rise of cases in Bangkok

Tanutam Thawan



Deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natapanu Nopakun / Photo courtesy of the Royal Thai Government

78 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 684 active Covid-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported a total of 27,005 coronavirus infections and 87 deaths.

An 88 year old Thai man died after testing positive for Covid-19. The man had pre-existing medical conditions including a brain tumor as well as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

There’s been a new cluster of infections in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district. Health officials are asking those who visited any of the 6 listed markets between February 20 and March 13 to fill out a Covid-19 risk assessment form. (Click HERE for the form.)

  1. Sirisetthanot Market
  2. Bang Khae Shopping Centre Market
  3. Kitti Market
  4. Phasom Market
  5. New Bang Khae Market
  6. Wonder Market

Health officials have been rolling out mass testing in the district. Over the past week, more than 4,000 people

“Hopefully it will not become a widespread cluster. Authorities are working hard to contain this outbreak in that area.”

The first person in the district who tested positive is a 21 year old vendor at Wonder Market. That person also ran an illegal money lending scheme where he was meeting with people to exchange money and often went to other markets to do business.


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    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    “An 88 year old Thai man died after testing positive for Covid-19. The man had pre-existing medical conditions including a brain tumor as well as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.”

    Again, dying WITH CV flu versus dying OF CV flu are hugely different.

    And being 88 is well past the average life expectancy, likely on numerous meds after a brain tumor, HBP, and high cholesterol. This was a person on the edge and the clock never runs backward, sorry.

    To call this a Covid death is absolutely false, misleading, and a lie.

    And the rest of the article about cases, and more ‘cases’. Again, NEVER have the criteria of case been defined by the CCSA. When they call this person’s death a ‘covid death’ it absolutely raises the question of “are they lying about cases?”

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    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    This will be a continuing trend of discovery through testing, isolation, contact tracing, further testing and isolation of those infected until such time as substantial numbers are vaccinated. Thailand is only experiencing, what my country and so many others are experiencing. And the techniques adopted in my country and many others who have kept the infections in control are well documented. So testing, isolation until results are known, contact tracing will be the norm. I hope for the day when none of this will be necessary.

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    Dave B

    Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    So it’s been going for 3 months now and not really getting any better so I assume partially locking down will start again and no Songkran which we all know will achie nothing, Full lockdown is the only answer or just leave the country open and just live with it. Thailand really needs to look at Australia success in containing the outbreaks ,sad for Thailand.Either way they wont be getting there 3 mill tourist this year ,that’s the only certainty.

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