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Global cases of Covid-19 top 20 million

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While Thailand has recorded no new case of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the pandemic continues to escalate around the world, with global cases of the virus now topping 20 million. The Thai government’s Covid-19 task force says confirmed cases in Thailand stand at 3,351, with 414 of those detected among people in state quarantine. Nation Thailand reports that 134 patients are still undergoing treatment, while 3,160 have recovered and been discharged. Thailand’s death toll from the virus remains at 58.

Around the world, the number of infections has now passed the 20 million mark, increasing by over 220,000 yesterday. Of those, 12.8 million have recovered. Deaths stand at 734,000 since the start of the pandemic in January. The US has recorded the highest number of cases of the virus, at over 5 million, with Brazil coming in next with 3 million, and India recording over 2 million.

But in the US, hardest hit of the world’s developed countries, there is good news with the new infections and death rate starting to drop, slowly, in some of the June and July hotspot states. On a more worrying tone, there has been a rise in the rates of new infection in younger people and some of the states that had previously showed a reduction in cases.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Erik

    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Does anyone know how many people have been tested in Thailand?

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    Glenn

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 8:29 am

    which is 0.25% infection rate…

    which not bad for a flu that has a fatality rate of only 0.0095%

    should you choose to believe the numbers, brought to you by the same people
    who months back declared that hundreds of millions would be dead by summer…

    but keep wearing your face diapers, keep living with totalitarian lockdowns, keep living in f-e-a-r !

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The situation continues to be quite fluid. But if you need to travel at this time, here are the latest restrictions in the red and orange zone provinces. If you planning on travelling, you need to get acquainted with the latest restrictions in your destination province, and you should check if you need additional travel documents.

The could change at any time, so if you are going to be doing any travelling (the government are advising against it), you should get your paperwork ready in advance.

Provincial governors are also being given latitude by the central government to upscale any of the restrictions to meet local situations.

The infographic was compiled by the NBT.

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Today’s drop in newly reported infections by the CCSA has dampened Thai’s desire for a Covid test in and around Bangkok. Now, many hospitals around the city are restricting the numbers of patients tested. And if you want to be tested, Thai or foreigner, you better be ready to pay for it.

Thai Enquirer is reporting that at least 3 private hospitals are not accepting new Covid patients, including BNH Hospital, Praram 9 Hospital and Paolo Hospital in Phaholyotin. But even the latter, who had received a new batch of test kits, said they will take walk-ins but only from 0800 – 1700. The cost at Paolo Hospital is 4,500 baht.

According to Thai Enquirer, the city’s public hospitals are also limiting the number of new Covid tests. Thammasat University Hospital and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital are doing tests but only on who they consider ‘at-risk’ communities, and only 100 tests per day. Taksin Hospital, on the west side of the Chao Phraya, is providing free Covid testing but, again, only people they consider ‘at-risk’ patients. None of them are providing the popular drive-through services. For the majority of the hospitals charging, costs for the tests are between 4,000 – 6,000 baht, depending on the patients and their perceived risk levels.

293 new infections were detected in Bangkok over the past 24 reporting period. 210 more cases were reported from provinces directly adjacent to Bangkok. Around the country there were 1,390 new cases reported this morning, down on yesterday and Saturday’s numbers but still well in excess of the numbers being reported in Thailand’s first and second waves.

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Thailand provincial figures for Monday’s Covid cases

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The NBT has published an infographic including all the provincial data on new Covid infections over the past 24 hours in Thailand. Note that some of the data is released by the provinces one day but not reported by the CCSA as a national tally until the following day.

Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chon Buri, again, lead the way with the latest report. The provinces around Bangkok also feature heavily with today’s numbers. 63 of the country’s 77 provinces have all reported additional cases in the past 24 hours.

The CCSA earlier reported a total of 1,390 new Covid infections today. The tally is a welcome drop in new case reports after the last 5 days’ record levels of new infections. Yesterday there were 1,767 new infections reported.

3 more people have died of Covid-related illnesses, 14,851 people remain under state supervision.

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