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Covid UPDATE: 1,891 new infections, 21 deaths

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Today’s Covid-19 24 hour infections report features a new high in Covid-related deaths. 21 people have succumbed over the past 24 hour reporting period, according to the Thai Health Ministry.

1,891 new Covid infections have also been reported. Thailand’s total cases has now reached 67,044 since the start of the pandemic in Thailand in January 2020. 1,884 of those are local community cases. The rise in today’s cases bucks the trend of a slow drop in numbers over the past 3 days of reporting.

28,745 people remain in state-controlled care… 20,775 in hospitals, 7,970 in field hospitals. 829 patients are registered as “in a serious condition”, 270 on ventilators. The people that died over the past 24 hours include 9 men and 12 women, aged between 39 and 90.

In Bangkok, the number of new cases was 739.

Here’s an infographic showing the dark red, red and orange zone provinces and a quick rundown of the restrictions in each at the moment…

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    Ted

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Either the Thai C19 version is the fastest and perhaps deadliest the world has ever seen. Or there is something really wrong here. From before mostly importing the virus from returnees infected, now having more people dying per day [x10!] than it was supposed to have during the full year of 2020.

    Anyone with any idea why this is?

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    ynwaps

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    State controlled care is a human rights violation

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    ynwaps

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Basically 7,970 can’t afford expensive hospital quarantine and the rest just pays for it even though less than 1000 are considered serious cases. Amazing Thailand. Let’s take up more hospital beds with asymptomatic patients.

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    Me

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    More testing means they will find more cases, the old numbers versus the current ones simply
    prove that there was not enough testing going on before, artificially showing low case numbers before.
    Me

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    Simon Small

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Or there is something really wrong here. ….

    Anyone with any idea why this is?”

    Yes, @Ted.

    Your claim that there are “more people dying per day [x10!] than it was supposed to have during the full year of 2020.”

    61 are reported to have died of Covid in Thailand in 2020. 10 x that is 610.

    The highest daily death toll here is 21, which is rather less than 610.

    With an r (transmission) rate of near two (2) the current figures are no surprise as within only ten cycles an r rate of 2 is 896 infections from only one source.

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      Nigel

      Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 5:40 pm

      1024 actually

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    Simon Small

    Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    “Basically 7,970 can’t afford expensive hospital quarantine and the rest just pays for it …..”

    Your “expensive hospital quarantine” is free for Thais, who make up the vast majority (maybe 99%) of those in the field hospitals, @ynwaps – they’re not there because they “can’t afford” hospitals.

    “Let’s take up more hospital beds with asymptomatic patients.”

    Due to the numbers, hospital beds are no longer taken up with the asymptomatic, who are now put in field hospitals; they’re only moved to hospitals when they become symptomatic.

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    ynwaps

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you Simon. Still wouldn’t go to a field hospital if asymptomatic as it doesn’t make any sense.

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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 nearly 40 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented 3,900 radio news bulletins in Thailand alone, hosted 450 daily TV news programs, produced 1,800 videos, TV commercials and documentaries and is now the General Manager and writer for The Thaiger. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue.

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha seeks looser restrictions in ‘red’ zones

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Covid-19 infections are still high, but PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he wants restrictions to loosen up and businesses to reopen as soon as possible in provinces classified as “red” zones under tight control to combat Covid-19.

The prime minister says he has ordered governors of red zone provinces to look into easing disease control measures. Looking into each province’s Covid-19 situation and the restrictions’ impact on the local economy, governors are told to find a good balance that works well for both the economy and public health.

Spokesperson for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, Taweesilp Visanuyothin, says restrictions at restaurants in red zone provinces can be lifted if the situation improves.

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American leaves hospital after being denied Covid treatment in same room as Thai wife

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An American man, who tested positive for Covid-19, is back in the hospital after fleeing when he was denied a shared room with this Thai wife-who was also undergoing Covid treatment. The 51 year old man left the northeastern Amnat Charoen province Chanuman hospital on May 9th after doctors declined to move his bed to that of his wife’s room. The man angrily went home without permission.

He was spotted walking on the road by local residents before being found by police at his home. The medical team convinced him to return to the hospital. But the incident has invoked stress among locals as they fear he could have spread the virus when he left the hospital. Thai social media was flooded with angry posts about the incident, with some calling for his arrest or deportation. In response, the Chanuman district chief has announced they will tighten security at the hospital to prevent any future incidents that are similar in nature.

The man’s name was not given, due to his Covid-19 status, and it has not been announced whether he will face any consequences after his actions.

Meanwhile, Thailand is reporting 1,630 new Covid-19 cases and 22 coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours. There are now 29,376 active Covid-19 cases. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported 85,005 Covid-19 cases and 421 Covid-related deaths.

Out of the 22 deaths, most of the patients had chronic illnesses. Many contracted the virus from family members or close friends.

Most of the new cases were detected in Bangkok, particularly in districts with crowded communities and markets. While cases in Bangkok continue to be high, CCSA spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun says the number of new cases in most other provinces in Thailand is decreasing.

Health officials are rolling out proactive case finding campaigns in several high-risk communities, testing 9,000 to 10,000 per day, Nopakun says, adding that officials are working to provide the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible.

Those who test positive for Covid-19 and are asymptomatic must stay at an official field hospital for 14 days and then self-isolate at home for another 14 days.

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Covid UPDATE: 1,919 new cases and 31 deaths, provincial totals

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1,919 new Covid-19 cases and 31 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Thailand now has 29,435 active cases. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported a total of 86,924 infections and 452 Covid-related deaths.

At today’s CCSA briefing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs deputy spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun said that while the Covid-19 situation in Thailand may seem like it is stable, with cases decreasing or at zero in many provinces, the number of new infections reported each day is not declining.

“Infections are still concentrated in the hotspot which is Bangkok and the vicinity where several new cases were detected in active case finding.”

Out of the 1,919 new infections reported today, 885 were in Bangkok. Since April 1, more than 20,000 Covid-19 infections have been reported in the capital, first with clusters in the swanky Thong Lor nightlife district and now in the Khlong Toey slum.

Natapanu says that, fortunately, no new clusters were reported in Bangkok over the past day. He says a minor cluster was reported at a wet market in Nonthaburi, a suburb just outside Bangkok.

Out of the recent deaths, many had pre-existing conditions of high blood pressure and diabetes. Many contracted the virus from infected family members.

To prevent the emergence of the Covid-19 variant that was first detected in India, Natapanu says foreign nationals travelling from countries with the widespread transmission of the mutated strain are temporarily barred from entering Thailand. Thai embassies in Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, where the Indian variant is spreading, have suspended the issuing of the required Certificate of Entry, or COE.

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