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Covid UPDATE: Sunday 2,438 new infections announced, provincial totals

Tim Newton



Today there are another 2,438 new Covid-19 infections and 11 coronavirus-related deaths, including a young woman who was 25 weeks pregnant. Meanwhile the BMA have announced the closure of 31 additional business types as of midnight tonight around Bangkok. There are additional announcements pending for other Thai provinces today.

The number is a slight drop on Saturday’s total of 2,839 new infections. But Sunday’s totals are often lower due to the reporting from provinces.

Read about the additional Bangkok closures HERE.

Thailand has now reached 55,460 reported Covid cases and 140 since the local outbreak started on January 13, 2020. Far from being a ‘foreign’ problem, only 3,271 Covid infections, out of the total of over 55,000, have come from overseas. The rest are all local transmissions.

24,207 people in state care – 19,274 in public hospitals & 4,933 in state-run field hospitals. 507 people in a serious condition, and 138 on ventilators.

Out of the 11 new Covid-related deaths, 7 people were young adults between the ages of 27 and 36. Most of those patients had pre-existing conditions of obesity and diabetes.

  • 27 year old man from Bangkok who was diagnosed with diabetes and obesity
  • 34 year old woman from Pathum Thani who was diagnosed with obesity
  • 69 year old man from Pathum Thani who had high blood pressure
  • 62 year old woman from Sukothai had high blood pressure
  • 70 year old man who had diabetes and chronic kidney disease
  • 45 year old man from Nakhon Phanom who was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity
  • 35 year old man Nakhon Ratchasima who was diagnosed with obesity
  • 34 year old man who was diagnosed who was diagnosed with diabetes and obesity
  • 36 year old man from Bangkok
  • 35 year old man from Bangkok
  • 30 year old woman from Bangkok who was 25 weeks pregnant

The number of people who have received Covid vaccine doses in the past 24 hours…

1st dose – 14,675

2nd dose – 4,033


Covid UPDATE: Sunday 2,438 new infections announced, provincial totals | News by Thaiger
Here are all the provincial totals for Sunday from the NBT…
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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    I fear its too late already because the new covid variants are much more infectious and it will be very difficult or impossible to eradicate. Hospital are already full and the peak of this wave hasn’t been reached yet. Thailand may have to learn to live with a higher level of covid infection like other countries. Vaccination is the only route out but with less than 1% of the population vaccinated it will take years.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    India was like Thailand, limited lockdowns no social distancing and now look at them ,dead piling up ,I just can’t believe they let Songkran happen during a pandemic we all know Thailand is riddled with it now so stay home stay safe wear a mask social distance ,dont listen to the reports from government they are vetted before being released .Australia has 1 case so they locked down the whole perth city that’s why we have no cases our government cares.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:10 pm


    You left a lot of details out. Such as, only 100 people died from it in Thailand so far. Less than the flu.

    The hospitals are full Because they’re mindlessly putting anyone with a positive bs pcr test in. Regardless of symptoms, needs of care.

    Of those 100 people that supposedly died from covid in Thailand in the past 12 months, they’re really old unhealthy people.

    Its statically not that dangerous for thais for some reason.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    14.000 people vaccinated in one day. To vaccinate the rest of 70 milion of Thai will take 13 years.
    1% is vaccinated so far. Comparing to Europe countries with 20-50% vaccinated looks very sad.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Dont fear.

    You’re talking rubbish.

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    David Mann

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    I scratch my head in disbelief when I read these people who claim nothing to worry about, just a bit of flu, only 107 people dead and only affects old people. Just incredible that a human being can have that level of logical thinking.
    The US started with only a few deaths and then getting to 100 and then 1,000 and then 100,000……. India also started that way and did Italy and the U.K. I fail to see the point of these ridiculous comments. If action isn’t taken the 100 will become 100,000 as sure as night follows day.
    As for the comments that it only affects the old and sick. Yes of course it does. But try telling that the the families of a 55 year old who has died. Or even to the family who lost their grandfather aged 70 some 10-15 years before he would have died. Again, I just don’t follow the logic? In the U.K. there are typically 16,000 flu deaths each year. Sometimes it’s as high as 25,000. Covid has killed over 120,000 and that’s even with lockdowns, social distancing etc. What would that be if the U.K. had they allowed the same logic to be applied. Perhaps 300,000 or more could have died. So how can anyone with a brain even make such a statement that it’s only 107 people have died in Thailand so what are they worried about and let’s all carry on as normal as it’s just the flu. It is literally beyond comprehension. In many ways, the fact there are people sharing this planet who think like that scares me many times more than Covid. A pity we can’t get a vaccine to stop these people from spewing out this dangerous stupidity.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Vaccination is certainly not the only ruote and south east asian countries are a living proof. Please stop misleading tge public. Nutrition, hygine, and herbs are and will always be the basics.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    @David Mann One of the best comments I’ve read. Unfortunately we know who lives in Thailand and who frequent it assiduously.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    @David Mann – Agree totally, some people just don’t get it and sadely it’s only when someone close to them dies that they do,the only way to slow or stop the spread is to stop this stupid mindset that the PM has of what happens happens and start leading the country by controlling the situation for what it is a pandemic and lock down before we see another India.They did very little testing and the numbers are extremely high.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    ministry of health predicts possible herd immunity by 2035!

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    David, get a grip mate! The flu kills around 17,000 people in the UK every year. Mind you, oddly enough last year it didn’t kill enough people for them to even bother registering them. Hmm

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    @David Mann – The comments from pandemic deniers are a left by people with peanut sized brains. They are too far down the rabbit hole already. The irony is they are just puppets on a string controlled by powerful conservative forces who later will discard them like trash. These puppet masters want to hold on to their riches and fear that under democratic or left wing governments, restrictive rules (whether dealing with adversaries, climate change or the pandemic) will cost them a lot of money and power. That’s why they spin and/or fund the conspiracy theories. Once the mindless mob helped to win their elections, these conservative governments will turn against them by taking away civil rights, lower incomes etc. It starts with the poor but once they established an autocratic police state the middle-class will be targeted as well.
    Republican’s and other like minded parties have since long believed only the privileged should rule and are entitled to wealth. The rest can make money for them and rot away in miserable surroundings. Trump is the prime example of this and he is not giving up.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8:10 pm


    Why… Because the virus was here before any testing began. Thailand likely already reached herd immunity but with out antibody testing no one can know.

    If the virus was as contagious and deadly as the media would have you believe a lot more people in Thailand would have died already.

    With bars open as long as they were, and the media claiming it to be very contagious, the virus would have been a true and serious health threat a long time ago. It never happened, and not because measures were taken but because covid isn’t as dangerous or infectious as the media claims.

    The PCR testing with out reporting of CT’s is the icing on the cake for the hoax this this.

    The 55 yr old with multiple health issues. Even the 30 yr old with multiple health issues doesn’t make covid more dangerous. They’re just weak.

    We’re sitting here trying to fight nature. Nature is gonna do what it wants. If nature wants to kill us, there is little we can do. Nature has provided us with an amazing body capable of over coming all sorts of issues, including viruses.

    If a pathogen is really dangerous it will kill the majority of otherwise healthy organisms. This hasn’t happened any where on the planet. Its killed the old and weak and the bs pcr tests inflates that number.

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    Amy Sukwan

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    It’s a matter of relative perspective. For example 377 people or something like that died in motor vehicle accidents during Songkran week in Thailand. Probably many more of them were young and healthy than those who have died of Covid. But those lives are not reported about. Few people call for turnoffs to be wider, grades to be lower, construction areas to be more clearly marked or fencing to be higher. But with Covid every life if precious…no matter how many we hurt in the process.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Ray the only pandemic here is fear and stupidity. According to you, those of us who listen to doctors that challenge the official line (who it seems you think are all working for shadowy right wing forces for some reason)are misguided. Next you’ll be blaming Trump or the Russians for poisoning our minds!

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    David Mann

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    This is a classic reply from conspiracy theorist. I’m afraid you just can’t choose to disagree with evidence by quoting your own option
    When you are presented with evidence such as millions dead around the world and many more infected and sick in hospital, you have just three options
    1) Find and publish better evidence to support your comments (not opinions)
    2) Use facts and data to prove the evidence presented to be flawed (not options).
    3) Decide that you are in fact wrong with your opinion and accept it.

    Everything else is just an Opinion of little value to anyone I’m afraid.

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    Simon Small

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:19 am

    ” A pity we can’t get a vaccine to stop these people from spewing out this dangerous stupidity.”

    We can, but those with the “vaccine” sometimes have other priorities.

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    Simon Small

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:30 am

    “… for example 377 people or something like that died in motor vehicle accidents during Songkran week in Thailand. … But those lives are not reported about.”

    YES THEY ARE – completely untrue, they were widely reported here and in all the mainstream media.

    “But with Covid every life if precious…no matter how many we hurt in the process.”

    If others weren’t “hurt in the process” Thailand would have the exact same problems it has now but with a thousand times more people dead.

    Just put your mask on this time instead of trying to find an excuse.

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    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:51 am

    They didn’t let Songkran happen you morron

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    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:34 am

    The average age of those that died yesterday is 43. @Silbers – Those people wouldn’t be dead now if it weren’t for COVID. They can’t get a grip because they’re dead and their loved ones are suffering. To many of us you’re the one showing stupidity, lack of empathy and inhumanity.

    The UK has lost over 127,000 from COVID. That’s a lot more than 17,000 from the flu. Do you get that? Or are only others around you fearful and stupid and you’re brave and smart? People like you give farangs a bad reputation. You don’t give a damn about anyone but yourself. You should be required to double mask, you piece of scum.

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    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    @Silbers – These right-wing forces are not shadowy! On the contrary, they operate in broad daylight. Just look who the fundraisers are for the Trump campaign. And don’t think they are brother in arms with the idiots who stormed the Capitol or the conspiracy believers. We have seen how easy they can turn on of their own (Pence) in a split second. The powerful right-wingers just need them to consolidate power and will get rid of them later. The new style republicans have very different objectives than those from the Reagan days. As we speak they are already working hard to make voting more difficult. This will affect the poor first. The idiotic jerry-mandering system is also invented to benefit republicans. Once they get total power we are on a slippery slope. See what is happening in Turkey. They are coming from a democracy and now are a totalitarian state. If you have any different point of view than the elected dictator you loose your job or worse.

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    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    @david without full transparency of pcr tests and CT #s. The media isn’t helping with their credibility.

    127,000 deaths based on too many cycles thresholds is an easy way to inflate the # to make it look 10xs worse than the flu.

    All I have asking for 1 year now is for the media to report how many ct’s were done to get a positive for each case. 120,000 positives done with anything over about 25 ct is not scientifically valid.

    I’m not saying there isn’t a nasty flu going around affecting a larger than normal amount of people. I’m saying the media has blown this out of proportion. And I am saying covid isn’t dangerous to 99.8% of the population. The statistics prove this from cdc.

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