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

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    Syt

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Frank

    Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:23 pm

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

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    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.

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    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?

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    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!

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    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

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    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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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.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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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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