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Covid UPDATE: 2,839 new infections reported, Provincial totals

Tim Newton



Another record high in Covid cases around Thailand today with 2,839 new infections reported to the CCSA in the past 24 hours. 8 more deaths have also been reported. It’s the highest number of deaths to be recorded in a single day as well.

Yesterday there were 2,070 new cases announced, the first time over 2,000 people since the start of the pandemic. 22,327 people remain in state care – 17,924 in hospitals and 4,403 in field hospitals. 418 people are listed in a serious condition and a reported 113 patients on ventilators.

Here’s the report on today’s provincial covid numbers around Thailand from the NBT…

Covid UPDATE: 2,839 new infections reported, Provincial totals | News by ThaigerIn the meantime stay at home if possible and wear your mask if out in public.

The Public Health Ministry is also increasing the number of intensive care beds for patients as the rate of infection soars, saying that the current ICU units are “filling up”.

The CCSA’s Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin stated that Bangkok had 262 beds in intensive care units, and 69 of them were unoccupied.

“If Covid infections continued to rise by 1,500 a day, all ICU beds in Bangkok would be occupied in 6-8 days.”

The Public Health Ministry is trying to increase the number of ICU beds, saying that “1,423 Covid-19 cases were waiting for hospital beds”.

Covid UPDATE: 2,839 new infections reported, Provincial totals | News by Thaiger

GRAPHIC: (does not include today’s totals)


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    David Pilkington

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Thank-you Anutin, for giving everyone the all clear, three weeks ago, to go visiting their folks across the country for the Songkran festivities. Had there been responsible notice and action taken THEN of the ominous start of wave-3, in the Bangkok hi-so highlife especially, these terrible new infection and death figures probably wouldn’t be happening.
    But no doubt he’ll be blaming everyone and everything else . . . same, same for this pathetic shower of a government.

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Well: they don’t allow Europeans to give blood… Sorry for them. I have been a blood donor for many years with universal type, and been rejected twice at the Red Cross in Lumphini for being European. Maybe if I give money they would accept?

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    Simon Small

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    That’s more cases and more deaths so far this year than in the whole of last year, and most of those have been just this month.

    A full lockdown for a fortnight, minimum,is well overdue.

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I have already seen happening in my country what is happening today in Thailand, I can say with certainty that the only way to avoid the catastrophe is a total block of a month and a half, if they let the curve go up without control there will soon be more than 20,000 new cases a day and the Thai health system cannot hold up.

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Time to lock the Country, the town, the home.

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    And they want to open Phuket in July…5555 what a big joke…

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    No problems at all! If I remember well some days ago, Anutin has mentioned that he has this wave under control! Pfffff;

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    This rise in the last few days doesn’t surprise me at all. It will go up from here. Thailand is now where many countries have been before. The current measures taken will help, but don’t stop the virus. LOS should brace for worse times. It is just a shame it happens at this point in time before the majority is vaccinated.

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    The next India ?

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    David Mann

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Can anyone offer up any thoughts as to what the Thai authorities are expecting here? The numbers are rising. There is no full lockdown and vaccinations are at a snails pace. What other possible outcome is there now, other than more and more cases and deaths? Surely any responsible government with the ability to see the experience of countless countries over the past 14 months must see what’s going to happen. What is it they are hoping for? Do they think closing shops early (Forcing the same number of people to operate in a shorter timeframe and hence busier) will do the trick? Are they somehow expecting it just to go away? Are they hoping that the local track & Trace can contain this now? What are the scientists telling the government and what are the government doing? The infection and inevitable mortality rates are likely to double every 10-20 days. In 2 weeks it will be 5,000 infections a day and another two weeks 10,000.

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    David Pilkington

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    @David Mann – Sound comments, David, grim reading as they are. Best post of the day, I reckon.

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:21 pm


    What deaths? Nothing above normal flu season #s

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    Simon Small

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    “The infection and inevitable mortality rates are likely to double every 10-20 days. In 2 weeks it will be 5,000 infections a day and another two weeks 10,000.”

    Probably more than that, David Mann – agreed 100%, as I do with the other Simon Small.

    The numbers on ventilators have been doubling or more every week: 9 – 29 – 55 – now 113.

    The only solution HAS to be a serious lockdown.

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    World Observer

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Any return to “normal” is a long way off. Those jumbo jets full of tourists won’t be landing anytime soon.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1:03 am

    The government is between a rock and a hard place. They know the best path forward is another complete lockdown. At least a month. However the economy is in a precarious position with personal and government debt maxed out. A lockdown would risk a collapse of the economy something that might be even worse than a total outbreak. It’s the same problem in India, and why with a massive outbreak they have not gone to a total lockdown which is clearly needed. The economic damage from the first lockdown was so bad Thailand is reluctant to do so again.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:33 am

    The parasites that run the country are in too deep to do anything now without losing face big time and looking like circus clowns.
    Attempting to be the vaccine hub of SE Asia so that everyone has to bow to the heros of thailand, having to beg the leaders of the universe for vaccines has backfired monumentally.
    The anticipated mega wealth for the greedy few will not happen.
    Last place Thailand-Well done

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:14 am

    @IJTF Thanks for saying something!

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    Social Observer

    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:53 am

    The tests reveal infections that occurred 7-10 days ago (the virus requires a 7-10 day incubation period before symptoms appear). The new cases announced today are for people who were infected 7-10 days ago. The number of new cases is going to keep rising for at least another week. If no action is taken to stop the spread it will keep rising indefinitely. Exponentially.

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 10:45 am

    @Simon Small – 2 weeks lockdown? surely you’re having a laugh? 2-3 months are needed to get this back under some sort of control. A lot of European countries tried relaxing restrictions, and look what happened there! The same result is inevitable in Thailand

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    Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 11:37 am

    once again Thailand LOOKS what Australia did for only one case ……. how comes some politics can not open their eyes???????? or will it be an other hidden reason ?

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    Leo Z

    Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:35 am

    @ David Mann, well said. Malaysia next door is also experiencing a wave, but they are testing at 4-5 times(!) the rate of Thailand, and they are vaccinating at 2-3 times the rate of Thailand. Those stats basically tell the story.

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