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Covid UPDATE: 4,887 new cases and 32 deaths, provincial totals

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A spike in daily new Covid-19 infections was reported in Thailand today with more than half of the 4,887 infections confirmed today linked to outbreaks at 2 Bangkok prisons. Thailand now has 32,661 active Covid-19 cases, a record high in Thailand since the start of the pandemic last year. There has been a total of 93,794 Covid-19 infections since last year, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

32 new Covid-related deaths were reported by the CCSA today, raising the pandemic’s death toll in Thailand to 518. A spokesperson for the CCSA says the patient fatalities continue to primarily be the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Out of the new infections reported today, 2,835 are inmates at Bangkok prisons. Health officials rolled out proactive testing at both the Bangkok Remand Prison and the Women’s Correctional Institution. A CCSA spokesperson says the infected inmates were immediately taken to healthcare facilities for treatment and the prison personnel have been vaccinated.

Most of the other new Covid-19 infections continue to be in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. Many patients contract Covid-19 from infected family members.

Vaccines…

So far, 2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Thailand. Only 645,500 people, or 1% of the population in Thailand, have received both doses of the vaccine. So far, Phuket has vaccinated 22% of residents on the island, moving forward toward its goal of 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of June to reopen to foreign tourists.

Covid UPDATE: 4,887 new cases and 32 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger

Covid UPDATE: 4,887 new cases and 32 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger

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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.

5 Comments

  1. And we will see the daily 10k figure very soon… they are just not testing enough and their extreme slow response will be a costly exercise for Thailand. They had over 1 year to prepare and organize vaccines … much more time than many other nations.

  2. It would be helpful if the cumulative total of active infections in each province were reported as well as the new infections. This would allow people to make an informed assessment of the actual risk of going shopping or to the market etc., rather than simply the apparent effectiveness of the province’s compliance with preventative measures.

  3. Infection numbers are completely meaningless as there are obviously way more than reported. What matters if how many people are actually seriously sick or have died directly from Covid. Not like one of my family who died in the UK last year… doctors told us it was definitely not Covid. Six weeks later the death certificate cited Covid 19 as the cause of death. Will we ever truly know the real numbers. I think not.
    WHO says lockdowns are not the answer… cause more damage than good.
    We have to learn to live with this using common sense and taking personal responsibility. Hunger is now knocking sat the door for many people.

  4. Well with out report pcr ct#s they can make a many positives as they want. The fact is covid just isn’t very deadly.. to thai people. Still got a long way to go catch up to the annual flu deaths. About 4000 thai die from the flu every year. You guys eating this doom porn up are hilarious… what happened? They are testing more, which allows them to report more positive “cases” don’t worry that most don’t even have symptoms. Oh and the beginning of rainy season is the peak of flu season for thais.

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