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Covid UPDATE: 31 people die, 2,041 new infections, provincial totals

Tim Newton

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Today the daily 24 hour infection report for Covid-19 has jumped to back over the 2,000 mark with 2,041 new cases reported by the Thai health ministry. 31 people have died from Covid-related illness as well, a new high. Yesterday the death toll for a single day was 21.

The CCSA report that most of today’s reported deaths were from “close family and infected patients”.

All the people that died over the past 24 hours were aged between 31-83 years. 29,765 people remain in hospitals or field hospitals under state care.

Here is a list of the provincial totals…

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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
May 3 – 2,041

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10 Comments

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    sb

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:09 am

    love the photo of the three fat monks throwing !!!!!!!EGGS!!!!!!! to the starving guy

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    Gosport

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:38 am

    The villager can catch the eggs?

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    Buttaxe

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Yes, he is throwing a box of eggs LOL

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    AlanB

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    @sb –
    Yep ! Buddhism is a business in Thailand, not a religion.

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    Gosport

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    @AlanB – Any country religion is not a business ?

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    Sydney B

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    The chances are the figures for new cases and deaths will continue to rise until Prayut grasps the nettle and imposes a robust and meaningful lockdown for at least 2 weeks. He should learn from the mistakes of other Countries. It’s false economy allowing non essential services to be open at all. At this rate the GDP will once again be lowered.
    Prayut may have been good with his shopping list for weapons, tanks etc but his shopping list for securing Covid vaccines is embarrassing. At this rate the death too will reach 3 figures (daily) before the end of the month.

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    ynwaps

    Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Wearing gloves makes staff more likely to not wash their hand regularly. 120% #notfakenews

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    Paul

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:04 am

    How much longer do we have to wait for a vaccine? I was at Bangkok hospital last week and they KNOW NOTHING I couldn’t even get on a waiting list!

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    Simon Small

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    ” I was at Bangkok hospital last week and they KNOW NOTHING”

    Try reading the news, @Paul.

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    Simon Small

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    31 deaths in a day is as many as die of flu in Thailand in an average year.

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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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Friday Covid Update: 2,256 new infections and 30 deaths

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Thailand’s public health department has reported its tally for the past 24 hours from around the country. There has been 30 new Covid-related deaths and 2,256 new cases. Out of today’s new infection total, 183 of those were from the prison system. Yesterday the numbers jumped substantially because of the release of case numbers from two highly infected prisons – Bangkok Remand Prison and the Central Women’s Correctional Institution.

• Thailand’s Volleyball Association is still hopeful of sending a team to compete in the Nations League in Italy, despite a Custer of cases in the team’s training camp. The TVA has withdrawn the women’s team from the tournament after 22 players and officials tested positive earlier this week. The head of the team announced results of further tests were expected before next Monday.

“We will try to send a team to compete in this event. We hope our athletes are healthy and ready for this competition. If necessary, we may call up some more players.”

• A worker’s camp in Bangkok’s north has been closed by officials after 196 people tested positive for Covid. The new cluster was discovered during proactive testing at the Italian-Thai workers’ camp on Soi Yai Phol, Chalermprakiat Chulabhorn Road in Lak Si, just south of the Don Mueang Airport area.

• After pumping up its numbers for domestic travel for the last quarter of 2021 yesterday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has now downgraded its outlook for domestic trips and revenues for the rest of this year “because of the economic downturn”.

The TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said last year’s 90.5 million domestic trips, supported by the Thai government’s stimulus measures, such as “We Travel Together” and “Tour Teaw Thai” (Travel Around Thailand), have set the bar for expectations this year. But last year’s receipts also include the first 3 months of 2020 which were largely unaffected by the approaching pandemic response and border closures.

Mr. Yuthasak says that the measures could start by the end of June or early July, when the current wave of infections “is hopefully under control”.

SOURCES: FRB | Bangkok Post

 

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3 organisers of Phuket’s Kolour superspreader event charged

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FILE PHOTO: 3 managers involved in the Kolour superspreader event have been charged.

As Thailand still wrestles to control the third wave of Covid-19, much of which stems from entertainment venues in Bangkok and a massive party in Phuket, Patong police announced that the managers of the Phuket venues that hosted the Kolour superspreader event will be charged under the Emergency Decree. The case report was filed with the public prosecutor yesterday according to the Patong police chief, confirming that 3 people will be prosecuted for the event.

The Kolour Beachside Festival was held April 2 and 3 with events at Café Del Mar Phuket in Kamala, and Shelter Phuket Dance and Night Club and Illuzion Nightclub, both in Patong. Before the festival, Phuket had gone more than a hundred days without any new Covid-19 infections, but by April 7 the Phuket provincial Public Health office announced 8 new infections, half of which had been at the Kolour parties. In the following weeks, officials plead for attendees to be tested as infections spread.

Charges were delayed in being filed to the Phuket Public Prosecutor’s office as a special investigation committee was ordered to be created to oversee the investigation at the request of Region 8’s Police Commander. That committee brought together officials from various law enforcement in the area including the Patong Police, Kamala Police, Phuket Provincial Police, and the Region 8 Police to investigate the Kolour event before anyone was charged.

The manager of Café Del Mar, along with the managing director and the manager of Shelter and Illuzion, which are under the same management team, will be charged for the Kolour festival violating Thailand’s Emergency Decree that was declared to help protect the country from Covid-19 outbreaks. A breach of the Emergency Decree can be held liable for up to 40,000 Baht and 2 years in jail under Section 9 of the Decree.

The latter 2 are also facing charges of operating an unlicensed entertainment venue. This carries the possibility of another year in prison and a fine of up to 60,000 baht, in accordance with Thai Law under Section 26 of the Entertainment Place Act.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

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Covid-19 patients with high blood pressure at high risk of death -CCSA

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Covid-19 patients with high blood pressure have the highest risk of death followed by patients infected with the coronavirus who underlying conditions of diabetes or high cholesterol, according to data from Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported 486 coronavirus-related deaths. Out of those fatalities, 392 were reported after April 1. Using data from the recent wave of infections, the CCSA found that those infected with Covid-19 who also have high blood pressure are at the most at risk of death, followed by those who are diabetic and those who have high cholesterol.

Others who are at risk of severe infection or death if infected with Covid-19 include those with chronic kidney disease, heart disease, obesity or lung disease.

Most of the deaths since April 1 have been in Bangkok, making up 46% of the death count in the recent wave, followed and provinces just outside the capital. Most patients who died while infected with Covid-19 have been over 60 years old with underlying health conditions. Several young adults, in their 20s and 30s, who died while infected with Covid-19, had underlying conditions of diabetes and obesity.

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SOURCE: PR Thai Government

 

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