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Covid UPDATE: 1,871 new infections and 10 deaths; provincial totals

Tanutam Thawan

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1,871 new Covid-19 cases and 10 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry, raising the total count since the start of the pandemic last year to 63,570 Covid-19 infections and 188 fatalities. Covid-related deaths in Thailand have been reported each day since April 17.

Thailand now has 27,988 active Covid-19 cases with many infections related to entertainment venues. Out of today’s new cases, 1,830 cases are local transmissions, 34 were detected in active case finding, and the other 7 were detected in quarantine for those entering Thailand from overseas. 689 cases were reported today in Bangkok followed by 151 cases in Samut Prakan, just southeast of the capital. 89 cases were reported in Chiang Mai and 81 in Pathum Thani.

In Chon Buri, 112 new cases were confirmed today by the Chon Buri Health Department, a slight increase from yesterday’s count of 108. Since April 1, a total of 2,265 Covid-19 cases and 2 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the coastal province, which includes Pattaya. There are currently 1,584 active cases in the province.

Today’s numbers continue a general downward trend in the reported cases since April 23 when 2,839 infections were reported, a record daily total. It’s “good news,” according to deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the daily report from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration in English.

To help combat the spread of Covid-19, provincial governments have the power to impose local disease control measures. So far, 73 of 77 provinces, have set orders requiring people to wear face masks in public. Violators face a fine of up to 20,000 baht.

12 provinces have requested that people stay at home during specified hours to help slow the spread of the virus. Natapanu says this is not a curfew, it is a request from provinces asking for the “kind cooperation” of people to stay at home during late night and early morning hours.

“We have never announced a curfew.”

Vaccinations in Thailand

So far, 1,344,646 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Thailand with 1,059,721 people who have received their first dose of the vaccine and 284,925 people who have received both doses. Natapanu says Thailand will soon roll out a “massive vaccination plan.”

Expats in Thailand are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Natapanu says more information on the vaccination plan for foreigners residing in Thailand will be released at a later date.

“All people residing in Thailand, regardless of nationality, are eligible to receive the vaccine under the plan.”

Samples from 2 batches of the AstraZeneca vaccine that was locally produced by Siam Bioscience have passed quality tests. The plan to produce and distribute the vaccine locally remains on schedule, with plans to start administering the doses in June.

The Public Health Ministry is also negotiating with other Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers, such as Pfizer, to reach its goal of acquiring 100 million doses within the year. Pfizer has declared its vaccine safe for children 12 and older, making it appealing to Thailand where children are not yet being vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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Covid UPDATE: 1,871 new infections and 10 deaths; provincial totals | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 28 April 2021, according to Worldometers.

Covid UPDATE: 1,871 new infections and 10 deaths; provincial totals | News by Thaiger

Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 28 April 2021, according to Worldometers.

SOURCES: Pattaya News | Khaosod | CCSA

 

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    ynwaps

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Numbers are inaccurate because most cases are mild or asymptomatic without fever. The temperature checkers are useless and how the government is handling testing ensures that the offical numbers stay down in my opinion.

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    Paul

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Anyone else seen those giant pink pigs floating over Jomtien?

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    Rasputin

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    You really need to look at these figures on a “minimum” weekly basis to get anything resembling a realist figure. Work out the weekly average and compere it to next weeks figure and you will have a more dependable indicator, monthly stats are even better. But, it’s Great news it appears to be retracting a bit though. Relaxing restrictions too soon could easily send them into a tailspin in an heartbeat. The UK knows all about this through bitter experience, and recently so does most of the European Union

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    Solved covid

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Everything the govt did is why we’re all still alive. Without them you would 100% be dead.

    This will all pass on a week and the world will open up..

    Or the grand solar minimum is real, and we will see “quadrupal mutant strain” reported only by the msm and were going to see more volcanos, winter weather, food shortages, rising prices… <— the real story.

    Who knows.

    What I know, is covid is not dangerous to me or most people. Ie. 99.8% of everyone of all ages.

    The survivability of 80+ yr olds is always less. For all things. Viruses included.

    If you're one of the few who are vulnerable and you're afraid to die, now is this time you get you're younger family members their own place to stay.

    Its as easy as ok, the old people from these 2 houses move into one house and the young move into the other house. There, and it's for no added cost.

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    Ben

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Testing figures have been discussed around the world since the pandemic started. If you want a reasonable estimate of infection then multiply the reported figures by 10. What’s important here is the trend which was up from April 1 to April 23. It has since stabilized and is now going down.

    The other thing to watch is hospitalizations which can be accurately tracked. In Thailand’s case you have to subtract all of the mild or asymptomatic cases they’ve hauled off to the hospital that they’re now trying to move to non-hospital settings to make room for the really sick people. How many are hospitalized? How many are in the ICU? How many are on ventilators? Those are the figures that tell you how bad things really are. I haven’t seen figures for the past few days but the last I saw they were still going up and about to stabilize and should be going down soon. The restrictions and fear instilled in the public is working to reduce all these numbers.

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Ferangs eligible for vaccinations?
    Maybe, but has any felang managed to receive one?
    Tim Newton our esteemed editor, and writer was turned away in Phuket, because the phukers said they did not know anything about it!
    In addition Thais are imprinted and conditioned from birth never to give a foreigner anything free.
    They sob uncontrollably if they have to give a deposit back. It is a heartbreaking sight.

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    Slugger

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    You really dont need to look at the figures at al beyond a cursory grasp of your area.

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    Jeff Mcneill

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Pay attention to 7-day average of new cases, and provide some graphs for that, active cases, and new cases. Looking at one day and saying it is “good news” is ridiculous. If you don’t understand the data, you can’t report it. If you don’t provide graphs, the numbers are meaningless.

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    14cycles

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    @ben its 99.9% cases using reliably bad pcr test and icing on the cake, not reporting ct#s

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    Mister Stretch

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    I still want to see provincial totals…not just new cases.

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