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

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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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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2011. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 42 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program (public radio Australia), presented over 11,000 radio news bulletins, 3,950 in Thailand alone, hosted 1050 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. He also 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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