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Covid UPDATE: 1,940 new Covid infections, 21 new deaths



Sunday’s report from the Thai health ministry says that there has been 21 new deaths in the last 24 hour reporting period. and 1,940 new cases. There has been 82 people dying over the past 5 days in the current 3rd wave surge of Covid 19 around Thailand. Whilst there’s been a general trend downward over the past week, the recent days are still seeing new infection numbers hovering in the 1,500 – 2,000 zone each day. The death rate has been steadily growing.

New infections announced since April 25…

April 14 – 2,839
April 25 – 2,438
April 26 – 2,048
April 27 – 2,179
April 28 – 2,012
April 29 – 1,871
April 30 – 1,583
May 1 – 1,891
May 2 – 1,940

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  1. Dynamo Dave

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    ‘ . . . the recent days are still seeing new infection numbers hovering in the 1,500 – 2,000 zone each day. The death rate has been steadily growing.’

    For these most recent worsening figures, and me seeming the ultimate pessimistic sceptic, I can’t help but suspect that there have been corresponding increases in super-spreader circles, most likely in Bangkok and other major cities’ nightlife. The people responsible will know their culpability, especially once they test positive, but it does beg the question, ‘Why the hell can’t they wait until Thailand gets the full ‘all clear’ verdict, before their selfish socialising?’

    I could be wrong, of course, but I somehow doubt it.

  2. Jason

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    When you see these figures doubling every week to ten days it will make the first wave seem like nothing. The second and third waves in other countries climbed exponentially. It’s time for targeted ringfencing of outbreaks rather than large scale lockdowns. I know that provincial governments in my country are less likely now to go for state lockdowns. Rather, they ringfence the outbreak and have short lockdowns to allow contact tracers to catch up with close contacts to test and isolate them. Hotel quarantine in large metropolitan centres is also questionable. Instead purpose built facilities outside metropolitan areas have a better chance to succeed.

  3. Syt

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    @Dynamo Dave – that’s why they’re called selfish.

  4. AccompliceCAH

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    No report on the 23 yr old female who died shortly after getting the sinovac jab.

    You guys are criminal. All you media people should be hung from lamp posts for your accomplice in hiding a crime against humanity, via omission of the entire story.

  5. Simon Small

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Because, @Dynamo Dave, like travelling over Songkran, the government encouraged people to go out and “spend, spend, spend” to give the economy a short term boost without considering the potential long term damage.

    Rather like the British inalienable right to go to the pub and enjoy Christmas without thinking about the consequences – and, for Thailand, without having ordered over 450 million doses of vaccine to save the day.

  6. Ben

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    DD, because they’re human beings and human beings are social animals.

    My understanding is people in Bangkok were clubbing all last summer and most of the winter before this latest COVID surge without incident. The difference was people started sneaking across the Myanmar border and back bringing COVID with them. Flush with cash, from working, the infected started traveling and going to bars causing this latest surge. Also this latest surge involved the UK, more contagious, variant.

    They got away with it for a long time and it came back and bit them in the ass.

  7. Jason

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Ok…ignore my comments….they are the result of an experience Thailand has never had….but you guys know better….just ignore and hear only your own voice…that’s sure to make things better!

  8. YNBAW

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    You’re going to see an insurmountable increase of deaths that runs parallel to the jab count.

  9. Frank

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    A lot more to come… government looking to light at it

  10. Frank

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    It would be nice to see daily how many infections there are in each place, like a few weeks ago.

  11. Simon Small

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    “No report on the 23 yr old female who died shortly after getting the sinovac jab.

    You guys are criminal … omission of the entire story”

    She died a week ago. It’s a four day bank holiday weekend.

    It’s BEEN reported – here, Bangkok Post, etc.

    As reported, an autopsy is being carried out and once complete the Health Ministry will announce the results.

    What do you want the Thaiger to do? Kick down the morgue door and Tim to wade in with his Black & Decker?

  12. AccompliceCAH

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    @simon there was no report here of how the doctor was recorded telling the family to not tell any one… that they vax she didn’t need just killed their f*ing daughter.

    This was the omission. That the doctor told the family, “do not tell any one” WAS recorded

    He knows, the family knows, we all know the vax killed her. This was not reported.

    THAIGER should be sharing and linking the video the family recorded of the doctor.

    This makes me so angry!

    And now they have millions of this deadly cocktail incoming with no report of the video!

  13. Barry

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6:29 am

    @AccompliceCAH –

    I must say your accusations are pretty intolerant and crude. Do you have otehr figures to prove the figures wrong otehrwise do not just try and suck facts out of your thumb. It usually does not work
    The Thaiger is an very objective news venue

  14. Stardust

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Where are the penalties and consequences for the hiso government and Minister clubber in Thong Lor, who brought this 3rd wave and the consequences of this stupid Songkran idea even everybody warned about it?! Now the whole country shall suffer because of this selfish incompetent Politicion/Gouvernment People?!

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