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Covid UPDATE: 2,048 new Covid-19 infections and 8 deaths

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2,048 new Covid-19 cases and 8 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Department of Disease Control. The total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is 57,508. The death toll is now at 148 since the start of the outbreak in Thailand. There are now 25,767 active cases, including 20,461 in hospitals and the other 5,306 being treated in field hospitals. 563 people are in critical condition and 150 patients are on ventilators.

Out of the new cases, 901 were reported in Bangkok. 110 cases were reported in Samut Prakan, which is just southeast of Bangkok. 97 cases were reported in Nonthaburi, a suburb outside Bangkok. 104 cases were reported in Chon Buri and 84 in Chiang Mai.

The new Covid-related fatalities include…

  • 61 year old man from Pathum Thani who had diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
  • 45 year old man in Bangkok died who had no pre-existing conditions. The cause of death was acute kidney failure.
  • 24 year old Thai man from Udon Thani who was diagnosed with lymphoma.
  • 92 year old man from Chaiyaphum who was diagnosed with heart disease.
  • 63 year old man from Yala who had been suffering from chronic kidney disease.
  • 52 year old woman from Bangkok who was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and high blood pressure
  • 57 year old woman from Bangkok who suffered from spinal disk herniation.
  • 60 years old man from Bangkok who had high blood pressure.

Recently, there has been a number of clusters around the country, according to deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the CCSA report in English.

“In Bangkok, there had been at least 5 small clusters popping up in the past days and each of those 5 clusters had at least 50 cases of Covid-positive persons.”

Natapanu says many of the new Covid-19 patients were infected by family members.

In other related news, the province of Surat Thani, including the 3 Gulf islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao, have imposed similar closures of business to the ones in Bangkok. The announcement says that you must do quarantine if you travel from a red zone. Residents are also being asked to “stay home from 10pm-4am”.

Covid UPDATE: 2,048 new Covid-19 infections and 8 deaths | News by Thaiger

Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 25 April 2021, according to Worldometers.

Covid UPDATE: 2,048 new Covid-19 infections and 8 deaths | News by Thaiger

Daily Covid-related deaths in Thailand as of 25 April 2021, according to Worldometers.

 

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    James

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:05 am

    A hard, long (and basically useless) national lockdown is likely coming very soon and will wipe out any chance of any tourism this year. Thailand is in serious trouble as the economy can’t handle this.

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    Its just a scam

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Within 1-2 weeks the numbers will drop and all those calling for a massive lockdown will feel stupid.

    They have already pushed this script 2 times.

    Cases will drop, everything will open, and we will begin reading about reopening.

    The vaccine conversation will get very quiet.

    I hope I’m right.

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    David Ambrosia

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    It would be interesting to know how much of the current 25k active cases in Thailand are asymptomatic. Anyone has any information on this?

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    Billibob

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Total failure by this military junta.

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    Silbers

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    The idea is to get everyone to take the vaccine but the problem is people aren’t working together. Those who have the job of spooking the public are doing their bit but the guys in charge of making sure the vaccine is available are messing it all up. By the time the injections are ready people are going to be more bored than scared. Now, in Britain we did this very well… (sorry, I suddenly felt an overwhelming urge to troll for some reason 🙂

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    Sydney B

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    The suggested lockdown might work but only if the vaccination programme is increased very significantly. As for tourism, it seems unlikely until at the earliest the end of the year.

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    Drop it like it's hot

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    @james I bet this all fades away in 1-2 weeks and the country opens up 100% by year end. The conversation around vaccination seems to be getting quieter every day. I bet this also gets dropped like a hot potato by July. With headlines focusing on full flights, full hotels, etc.

    We already saw this script play out twice.

    The govt will take credit for saving your life and everything they did for 3 weeks was necessary and worked.

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    Sydney B

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Limiting the opening hours for non essential facilities is addressing the very serious issue half cocked and will prolong the dire straits that exist. Prayut Chan O Cha needs to grasp the nettle and implement a robust lockdown alongside getting the majority of the population vaccinated pdq.

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    Silbers

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    @David Ambrosia None I’m guessing. If you’re sick you’re going to have symptoms, if you’re not sick you’re not going to have symptoms. If you have a virulent virus running through you I reckon you’re going to know about it. Admittedly, there may be a short period between contracting the virus and the immune system throwing up red flags but I’m betting that period isn’t longer than a few hours.

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    Silbers

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Ok, scrap my last comment.

    I would just like to say the following, I’m not sure if it’ll be published but anyway…here goes.

    As those of us who are paying attention know, every year the great and the good get together and discuss the way the world is heading. One of these people was the advisor to President Mitterrand of France, Jacques Attali. In 1981 he wrote a book in which he stated the following:

    “The future will be about finding a way to reduce the population…Of course, we will not be able to execute people or build camps. We get rid of them by making them believe it is for their own good…We will find or cause something, a pandemic targeting certain people, a real economic crisis or not, a virus affecting the old or the elderly, it doesn’t matter, the weak and the fearful will succumb to it. The stupid will believe in it and ask to be treated. We will have taken care of having panned the treatment, a treatment that will be the solution. The selection of idiots will therefore be done by itself: they will go to the slaughterhouse alone.”

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    Rasputin

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:34 am

    @Billibob – If you want to know what a total failure looks like take a look at how PM Bolsonaro has achieved with his non intervention, “it will go away on its own policy” in Brazil. In comparison the Thai government has done a great job till a week or so ago. The future doesn’t look so rosey now though does it? The vaccination program need rolling out FAST

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    Joe Biden

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Logic: If I die in a car crash, but test positive for covid, am I a “covid related death”?

    Did the big scary COVID kill these people? Last I heard COVID does not cause spinal disk herniations, nor kidney disease, nor lymphoma.

    The manner in which the worldwide media continue to report on COVID (thaiger included) is only contributing to the fear-mongering.

    Disgraceful

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