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Covid UPDATE: 985 new infections in Thailand, a small rise since yesterday

Tim Newton



The CCSA has announced 985 new Covid-19 infections today – a rise in new case numbers but not as drastic as in the past week when there has been a steady climb…

April 12 – 6 new infections

April 2 – 58 new infections

April 3 – 84 new infections

April 4 – 96 new infections

April 5 – 194 new infections

April 6 – 250 new infections

April 7 – 334 new infections

April 8 – 405 new infections

April 9 – 559 new infections

April 10 – 789 new infections

April 11 – 967 new infections

Today – 985 new infections

Covid UPDATE: 985 new infections in Thailand, a small rise since yesterday | News by Thaiger

Whilst the increase in today’s figures was marginal, the weekends usually see a slight dip in new infection reporting.

10 new Covid infections announced in Phuket today. Total 74 since last Monday when the first case was announced involving the 3 big parties on the previous weekend. These are not included in the government’s official tally as announced this morning.

Although several schools and universities on the island have taken their own independent precautions, the provincial government has been silent about any new restrictions or changes to the status quo. Flights for Songkran, and road traffic, continue to pour into the island for Songkran.

5,265 people still in care or under observation in Thailand, there has been a total of 97 deaths in January 2020. 28, 248 people have fully recovered.

Out of the 980 local infections in today’s announcement, most were in the northern city of Chiang Mai (246), followed by Bangkok (137), Chonburi (92), Samut Prakan (83) and Prachuap Khiri Khan (52).


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    Otto FRANKE

    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Would you please tell us how man of the infected people are farangs ?
    Are the spreaders farangs or Thai?

    • Thaiger


      Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      In the last 2 weeks, the new infections are almost all Thai

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    toby andrews

    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Why is a monk being vaccinated. Don’t they believe in reincarnation?

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    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Please check with the abbot who is at the top of the line!

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    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    That monk is pretty young and not obese. With so little vaccines available at the moment in LOS why is he getting a jab before people who are in a high risk group?

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    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    well i m going to repeat myself once again but Australian government or NZ one don t play with the plague. one case and it s a lockdown , it does work, containment is effective . if Thailand follow the European model result will be there. i m French living in Australia, i am pissing off against the French idiot and their covid crisis management, around 30000 cases a day since 2 months. I am living in NT Australia, border were closed as soon as the first case landed. Result here no lockdown, no community transmission, all cases were from oversea travellers, life did not changed at all. Yes business were hit,some salary were cut off,peoples made redundant but all returned to normal. i am working for an airlines but we did survive and still are. Some government are playing with fire as the dude leading Brazil. Seems some bet on mass immunity, well thanks for those who won ‘t go through …..don t know what to say more …….

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    Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Good one Toby. ?

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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 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

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