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Covid UPDATE: Wednesday’s new infections rise to 1,335 people, 36 people in “serious condition”

Tim Newton

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Thailand’s CCSA has announced 1,335 new infections today, after a slight dip in the 10 day surge yesterday. 1,326 of those new infections are local, not imported, and mostly from Bangkok. Today’s tally takes the national total to 35,910 since January 2020 when the first case outside China was detected in Thailand on January 13.

The new infections have mostly emerged in Bangkok with 351 cases. Surrounding provinces report an additional 115 infections today. In other provinces, 877 people.

It’s also been reported today that 36 people are currently in a serious condition and 9 people are on ventilators. Here’s the number of cases reported each day since the start of April…

April 1 – 26 infections

April 2 – 58 infections

April 3 – 84 infections

April 4 – 96 infections

April 5 – 194 infections

April 6 – 250 infections

April 7 – 334 infections

April 8 – 405 infections

April 9 – 559 infections

April 10 – 789 infections

April 11 – 967 infections

April 12 – 985 infections

April 13 – 965 infections

April 14 – 1,335 infections

Meanwhile, Prachuap Khiri Khan officials have ordered the closure of “high risk venues” such as pubs, bars, water parks, children’s playgrounds, gyms, cinemas, game shops. The Governor says restaurants can open “but no alcohol can be served”. This includes the seaside town of Hua Hin.

In Krabi there is now a total of 11 infections, 6 new ones yesterday.

In Chon Buri, which includes Pattaya, there were 99 new confirmed infections of Covid today … a similar number to the past few days.

Total number of infections being treated in provinces…

• Bangkok: 1,689
• Chiang Mai: 880
• Chonburi: 594
• Samut Prakan: 416
• Narathiwat: 304
• Prachuap Khiri Khan: 265
• Samut Sakhon: 166
• Pathum Thani: 124
• Sa Kaeo 105
Covid UPDATE: Wednesday's new infections rise to 1,335 people, 36 people in "serious condition" | News by Thaiger

 

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    Olga

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Oh, this sad inevitability manifests itself. I wish the story of a Kovid-free Thailand would continue. But it’s better to know the truth, especially if you understand that official statistics are always understated, and those at risk of age should take care of themselves.

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    Phuket Tony

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Number is only going up, because everyone is being encouraged to get tested even without any symptoms … most of Thailand has probably had the corona virus, and never even realized it.

    This has flatlined into a common flu now… just look at the death toll and you see that 95 people in 15 months does in no way near the emergency and hype everyone is keeps creating…

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      Luck101

      Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you!!! Well said!! Sad that they overreact this when the real killer here is traffic fatalities which stands at 54 deaths in just 3 days!!!

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    toby andrews

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    The best preventative measure is vaccination.
    But for reasons known to the authorities, they are slower than a tuc tuc driver giving back change.
    Thailand vaccinations 0.71 percent of population – a little worse than Angola.
    Cambodia vaccinations 6.58 percent of population – better than Russia.

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    Michael

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    @ Phuket Tony: As you can see the numbers are going up. Statistics about a death toll in a 15 month period are not relevant anymore. You should look at the death toll of this week, or last week.

    I really hate it when people call this “a flu”. And especially if they do so on the basis of assumptions and irrelevant information.

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    Manu

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    TRue Phuket tony, a “pandemic” with hardly no death is nothing else but not a pandemic. Everything will be fine as long as everyone keep being rational and stop panicking because we are told to do.

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    Sam C

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Phuket Tony and Luck101 your ill informed and uneducated opinions are simply just that.

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    Charles Wall

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Phuket Tony has hit the nail on the head …far more deaths will occur through poverty and undiagnosed illness’s a lot further down the line. Covid deaths are virtually nonexistent, why is there such a panic ?

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    gordon

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:38 am

    @toby andrews
    What’s being offered isn’t a vaccine as we understand the word. This is an important point that people have difficulty understanding for some reason.

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    Penney

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Great article, exactly what I was looking for.

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    Mike

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:41 am

    After over a year, Thailand escaped pretty much untouched by Covid as most of the world suffered. I guess it was only a matter of time. Watching the infection cases taking off like a missile I have to feel sorry for the Thais. And I was looking forward to returning soon. Too bad they won’t start vaccinating on a large scale until June. I feel this is just the beginning.

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    AlyNyc

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:46 am

    @gordon regardless of if you understand the word or the science behind vaccines- it’s still very much so a vaccine. I’m guessing you’re one of the people claiming this is gene therapy (it is not) …but you don’t understand the term gene therapy either. Don’t contribute to the misinformation.

    Everyone please get vaccinated when a safe option is available. ??

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    Ben

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Charles, the panic, you think is unnecessary, has created an environment in Thailand of less COVID than most of the rest of the world. When infections occur they are able to successfully track and trace the infections and sideline those infected. In countries where many think this is the flu tracking and tracing is only a pipe dream because the virus is so widespread. Look at the USA, UK and Brazil as examples.

    Many of you that think Thailand reached herd immunity (and think that’s why they don’t have much infection) are delusional and your conclusions laughable. Countries that have clamped down on travel and jump on infections that are found are experiencing success in controlling the pandemic. Look at Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and China as examples.

    In order to determine if you have a virus spike, look to how many are in the hospital in serious condition and on ventilators. Previous to the latest spike it was minimal. Now it’s spiked to 36. As long as this number doesn’t get larger Thailand will be able to bring this surge under control.

    Thailand slipped up when it allowed the bars in Thong Lo, Chon Buri, Phuket and Hua Hin go wild as if it were 2019. I’ve been in BKK for the last month and was amazed at the freedom and behavior in normal bar scenes around the city. No caution or precautions at all once you got inside the door so I’m not surprised that a spark started a fire. If bars want to open in the future they better start thinking about caution or precautions or they will be closed again very quickly.

    Some restaurants around the city are now taking your temperature again and asking you to apply hand sanitizer before allowing you to enter. Attitudes have gone from concerned to casual back to concerned again. People started to take Thailand’s good performance for granted and got stung.

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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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