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Covid UPDATE: 1,983 new infections and 34 deaths, provincial totals

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The daily Covid-19 death toll hit a record high today with 34 deaths reported. 1,983 new Covid-19 infections were reported today in the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported 88,907 Covid-19 infections and 486 coronavirus-related deaths.

There are now 29,378 active Covid-19 cases in Thailand. Active cases peaked at just over 30,000 infections last week and have been on a very slight downward slope. The number of patients with severe symptoms has slightly increased to 1,200 with 401 of them on ventilators.

Around 75% of the new Covid-19 infections are in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. While the infection rate remains high in the capital, several provinces have reported no Covid-19 infections and many provinces report under 10 infections.

Most of the new Covid-related fatalities reported today are patients with underlying conditions of high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. 12 of the 34 patients who died had contracted Covid-19 from family members, a trend in the deaths of patients. The elderly and those with chronic illnesses are at the highest risk of a severe Covid-19 infection.

A CCSA spokesperson notes that migrant workers are entitled to treatment under social welfare programs regardless of their legal status in Thailand.

“Legal or not, they will be treated. Legal status is not an issue at all. The priority is to get them treated and recovered as soon as possible.”

To combat the spread of Covid-19 in Bangkok, the CCSA is expediting the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in high-risk areas like Bangkok’s Khlong Toey slum. Since the nationwide vaccination campaign was launched in late February, 1.89 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered. Only 530,000 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

Provinces with the highest number of new Covid-19 cases…

Province New cases Total since April 1
Bangkok 976 21,405
Nonthaburi 266 4,035
Samut Prakan 110 3,420
Chon Buri 57 3,489
Surat Thani 53 1,256
Ayutthaya 38 743
Samut Sakhon 36 1,627
Chanthaburi 32 562
Pathum Thani 29 1,477
Pattani 28 240
Covid UPDATE: 1,983 new infections and 34 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger
Daily Covid-related deaths in Thailand as of 11 May 2021, according to Worldometers.
Covid UPDATE: 1,983 new infections and 34 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger
Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 11 May 2021, according to Worldometers.

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

13 Comments

  1. Strange how the infections are staying around the 2,000 mark and yet deaths are increasing. Ummm, I wonder what can be causing that??. Maybe by the time the daily headline reads: 2,500 deaths and 1,900 infections, someone may start to ask serious questions over the point of publishing infections without number of tests conducted?

  2. You have (more than once) failed to provide provincial totals (in spite of your headline saying the story includes it). Not all of us life in the 10 provinces with the highest totals…can you start including your regional graphics again, please?

  3. 30,000 (known) infections in a country with a population of 70,000,000 ? The actual number of infections is likely much higher due to inadequate testing, asymptomatic cases, under reporting, etc.

  4. @Thaiger – Why don’t you publish the latest CDC numbers and advisory? Just released: ALMOST ZERO SPREAD OF COVID OUTSIDE! LESS THAN 0.1% AND MASKS ARE USELESS. COVID SPREADS INDOORS. BEING FORCED INDOORS INCREASES DEATH.

    BUT…DEATHS ARE STILL IN THE RANGE OF A NORMAL PANDEMIC WORLDWIDE. LOCAL DOCTORS CAN EASILY TREAT COVID FOR 99.9% OF THE POPULATION. NO NEED FOR HOSPITALS. NO NEED FOR LOCK DOWNS. NO NEED FOR PANIC.

    SWEDEN HAS THE LOWEST DEATH RATE IN EUROPE. (SOURCE:WORLDOMETER)

  5. Yes it is true, no cases of covid have been proven to come from casual incidental contact outside. 99.9% of infection comes from closed spaces indoor contact only. There is no benefit to wearing a mask outside.

    From The New York Times May 11, 2021 David Leonhardt: “There is not a single documented Covid infection anywhere in the world from casual outdoor interactions, such as walking past someone on a street or eating at a nearby table. Today’s newsletter will be a bit longer than usual, so I can explain how the C.D.C. ended up promoting a misleading number.”

    Zero proven cases of Covid from walking outside, dining in a restaurant, running, biking, swimming or going to the beach. Masks outside are also useless and masks are dangerous for many. The virus only comes from people with symptoms in very closed spaces or being close for at least 15 minutes. Covid spreads almost exclusively in poorly ventilated areas.

  6. WHO says Covid is here to stay it will not be eradicated. The social impact is worse than the virus. Their words not mine… we have to live with this thing and take personal responsibility for our own lives. If you don’t want to catch it lock yourself at home and you will be safe. In the meanwhile people who need food to live can earn money to actually live. Hunger is a strong motivation.

  7. @Gary Hammerstein – Not sorry to inform you that your info is worthless.
    Sweden is the worst country in Europe for Daily New Confirmed C19 cases per million people on a 7 day rolling average.

    Sweden – 500 (10X all of the following numbers)
    Netherlands – 400
    France – 325
    then
    Belgium
    Germany
    Hungry

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