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Covid UPDATE: 1,767 new infections for Sunday. Provincial totals.

Tim Newton

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1,767 new Covid infections were reported this morning, the highest ever daily report of new cases in Thailand. The spokesperson for the CCSA also reported that there were also 128 people in serious condition, with 28 people on ventilators.

608,521 people have now received at least their first dose of Covid vaccine.

Bangkok continues to lead the way in the new infections although the clusters are popping up right around the country now. Bangkok reported 347 new infections, Chon Buri with 229, Chiang Mai with 164, Nonthaburi, just north and west of Bangkok, 100, Prachuap Khiri Khan 66 and Samut Prakan 64. Locally, Phuket officials announced an additional 26 cases today, taking the tally in this latest cluster to 156 infections*.

Covid UPDATE: 1,767 new infections for Sunday. Provincial totals. | News by ThaigerOnly 2 cases today were imported, everyone else who tested positive were living in Thailand.

The total number of infections in Thailand has now reached 42,352 people. There has been 2 additional deaths reported in the past 24 hours, taking that total to 101 dead from Covid-related disease. 13,569 people remain in state-monitored care.

Some provinces are adding their own restrictions, including demanding negative Covid tests if you’ve arrived from a red zone – Krabi and Trat have announced this already. The only exceptions are if you’ve had full doses of Covid vaccine or have just come from quarantine. Chiang Rai has announced a ‘request’ that citizens stay at home for the next 14 days.

In Phuket, the closure of entertainment venues has been further extended to the start of May.

Expect more provinces to make similar announcements in the next few days.

If you are travelling, or planning to travel, it would be recommended to pre-load the Mor Chana app on your phones and fill out the information. This will help avoid some delays as you arrive in new provinces.

*Readers should also realise that the local provincial health officials report daily as well. Those totals don’t usually find their way into the national daily tally until the next day.

Covid UPDATE: 1,767 new infections for Sunday. Provincial totals. | News by Thaiger

 

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16 Comments

16 Comments

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    Frank

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I predict that entire country will be locked down within 2 weeks.

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    Mister Stretch

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    All because someone had to have a party…

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    EdwardV

    Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    The real test will be about 7-10 days after everyone comes back from Songkran. Hopefully the numbers don’t explode

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    James R

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:16 am

    I have been predicting this for weeks and commenting on this site saying they need to stop people going to bars, restaurants, shops etc and the likes of Issan John etc ridiculed me, it had to happen as any country which is so open at the moment suffers very quickly from an exponential growth in virus cases, it is just so simple to understand.

    “608,521 people have now received at least their first dose of Covid vaccine.”

    Some countries vaccinate that number in a single day and have been doing so for months so it is not something to be proud of.

    Unfortunately it will get much worse very quickly unless there is a real lockdown and not just the half hearted restrictions which are currently in place, unless of course business is worth more than people in Thailand?

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    gordon

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 1:46 am

    It’s all just fake news people, what they’re calling Covid-19 is just flu, a nasty strain perhaps but still flu nonetheless. The CDC is currently being sued for the part they’ve played in this disgusting hoax; whether we’ll see anything come of it is anyone’s guess though. I hope so and I pray enough people realise the truth before it becomes too late. This really is our last chance before we’ll all be having to show our papers everywhere we go. When it reaches that point wave any hope of freedom goodbye – it’s not coming back!

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      Thaiger

      Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Irresponsible comment.

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    Wake me up

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:09 am

    What about Florida and Texas. They never locked down or when they reopened there wasn’t a massive spike in cases. Still very very few people dying relative to the population. The amount of covid positive people who have severe symptoms is also very minimal. I believe it’s just the flu, maybe a bad flu.

    Its also ok for old people to die from illness. 0 deaths ever is simply inappropriate.

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    David Mann

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 4:38 am

    @gordon. Probably the most stupid thing I ever read. Try telling that to the families of the 3 million who have died worldwide. Yes Covid19 is a coronavirus like flu, just as the Spanish flu was in 1918. What an insensitive stupid person you must be to peddle such crap

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    Simon Small

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:48 am

    “What about Florida and Texas … there wasn’t a massive spike in cases. Still very very few people dying …”

    200 a day dying in Texas on average over the last month. If that’s “very few” how many would you like?

    The numbers should have come down with the number of vulnerable vaccinated, but instead nothing’s changed.

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    Simon Small

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:41 am

    “I have been predicting this for weeks … and the likes of Issan John etc ridiculed me”

    Because what you’re saying is untrue. Not necessarily stupid, blinkered, uninformed, irrational nonsense but simply factually 100% incorrect.

    “it had to happen as any country which is so open at the moment suffers very quickly from an exponential growth in virus cases”

    No they don’t. That’s simply factually 100% untrue.

    Look at New Zealand and Australia.

    Look at Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

    If countries keep their borders closed and controlled, enforce quarantine, and maintain social distancing and mask wearing when necessary, they have NO “need to stop people going to bars, restaurants, shops”, schools, unis, gyms, swimming pools, parks, beaches, sports, concerts, etc except very briefly and the vast majority of the population can have a relatively normal life.

    Countries like New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have had very few bumps along the way, very few relatively brief restrictions and very few deaths and proved that positively.

    Other countries like the UK which has been letting in 8,000 arrivals a day with minimal checks and controls, along with most of the West, and hundreds of thousands of deaths despite extended restrictive lockdowns, have proved that negatively.

    Thailand is now also proving that negatively.

    Previously Thailand had no “need to stop people going to bars, restaurants, shops,. etc” as the other measures were working and working very well and most people still had a relatively normal life.

    But people let their guard down and the government failed to enforce social distancing and mask wearing, allowed super spreading concerts to take place, and allowed bars to ignore minor but effective restrictions, then encouraged people to travel and mix at exactly the wrong time.

    Now, after proving what’s possible, Thailand’s also proving what happens when you relax too soon.

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    chris

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    how are there so many foreigners in Thailand that think the virus isn’t real.

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    Wake me up

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Actually its about 33/ day and dropping. A quick Google search would show you this. During the lock down it was about 500day My point was they opened up and there wasn’t a rise in cases or deaths. Which proves lockdowns don’t work and or covid isn’t as dangerous as media is trying to sell it as.

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    gordon is not a moron ^_^

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Whoops I forgot to provide evidence. Here it is: https://greatreject.org/laboratories-cant-find-covid-19-in-positive-tests/

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    pascal

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    well ……. Australia and NZ just start their travel bubble today ……i guess the world know what these 2 country did to stop the spreading……. nothing more to say.

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    James R

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Simon Small/ aka Issan John.

    You keep on repeating the same thing over and over.

    NZ etc had complete lockdowns in order to beat the virus, I think most of the NZ population are in London anyway and there are only about five or so people left in NZ, my son is married to a NZ woman here in the UK, all her NZ friends seem to be here too. ?

    No point in me repeating myself, lets see how bad things get with this current wave of infections, I bet a very strict lockdown is needed soon nationwide as the mass movement of people returning home ofter the current celebrations will spread the virus like wildfire in Thailand, or the real numbers will be hidden again.

    What do you think the field hospitals are being built are for, just to look nice?

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    Silbers

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:18 am

    @Chris ‘how are there so many foreigners in Thailand that think the virus isn’t real.’ – Some of us have lots of time in which to watch and read so we can put the pieces together. Most people are caught up in the drama to be able to see the larger picture.

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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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