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Sunday’s Covid-19 report for Thailand, 829 new infections

Tanutam Thawan



829 new Covid-19 infections have been announced today at the daily briefing of the CCSA from the past 24 hours, bringing the accumulated national total 18,782 since Thailand’s first case was announced in January last year. Sunday’s new infections comprised 822 local cases and 7 imported from overseas arrivals.

Read about Thailand’s first case, and the first case of Covid-19 outside China, HERE.

There have been no new deaths leaving the toll at 77. One additional death was reported yesterday.

The cases reported today include 731 patients from active testing… 722 from Samut Sakhon, 4 in Maha Sarakham, in north eastern Thailand, and 1 each in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Pathum Thani, Rayong and Samut Songkhram. Burmese migrant workers have accounted for 680 of the new infections in Samut Sakhon with the track and trace active testing.

5 of the 7 imported Covid-19 infections were Thai. 2 came from a flight from Ireland and 1 each from Bahrain, the UAE and the UK. There was also 1 American who flew in from the US and a man from Egypt.

Daily totals of more than 700 people or so started coming in from Tuesday this week as the results came in from mass tests in Samut Sakhon. The CCSA say the high numbers are expected to continue for a few more days before they hope to see the daily case reports start to drop drastically again.

On Friday the CCSA review the colour coding and restrictions for many of the provinces around Thailand. You can read about that HERE.

The CCSA has also eased restrictions on business, including bars, from tomorrow in most provinces, except for those classified as ‘maximum controlled zones’. The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is warning, however, that tough measures may be restored in the future if the situation worsens again.

CCSA spokesperson Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin says that restrictions will be eased in line with the Covid-19 situation in each province.

Under the new guidelines, eateries in maximum controlled zones, which includes Bangkok and its 3 neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi, will be allowed to operate until 11pm, but with limitations on the number of customers at each table and no alcohol may be served. Bars and karaoke bars will remain closed.


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    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    “829 new infections”

    Unless it’s made 100% clear how many were very sick, mildly sick, not at all sick, this mean NOTHING.

    WHO says 99.6% of all current cases worldwide have “mild conditions”. Apply that ratio to the Thai numbers in lieu any information from the Thai govt, and you have 825 people with only mild symptoms. Given that the Thai govt will not state the current cycle count the PCR tests are run at (and if over 20 the test is wildly inaccurate with false positives ACCORDING TO THE WHO), it would be likely that a significant percentage of those 829 are false positives.

    A pitiful lack of information and a pitiful lack of investigative reporting.

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      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      Facts don’t matter to the media or their sycophants right now. I can’t figure out why, but for some reason the entire global media has chosen to engage in unhinged covid activism rather than rational, factual, scientific reporting. It’s really strange times. Personally, I suspect that excessive media consumption after years of social media and the Trump obsession has twisted people’s perspectives completely out of shape.

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        Issan John

        Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:22 pm

        No, not “science”, just a lie like Glenn’s.

        H1N1 and H3N2 are “cold/flu bugs”. H Cov OC43 isn’t, it’s a corona virus.

        So not “science”, just another rather tedious lie.

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          Monday, February 1, 2021 at 1:16 pm

          OC43 is one of 4 coronaviruses that freely circulate in our population and cause the common cold. Most children are exposed to it by the age of 5…

          You seem to struggle with science, Issan. I’m not surprised!

          I think flu bros like you should be charged with crimes against humanity. Your behavior has helped to promote the greatest authoritarian boom since the 1930s, and celebrating such behavior is a sorry excuse for humanity.

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      Issan John

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm

      Ummm … it means there were “829 new infections”.

      It’s hardly complicated.

      … and the only thing that’s “wildly inaccurate” is your claim that “if over 20 the test is wildly inaccurate with false positives ACCORDING TO THE WHO” which is absolute rubbish.

      On Jan 20 the WHO released an Information Notice to lab techs doing PCR tests (WHO Information Notice for IVD Users 2020/05 – Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of SARS – CoV-2 ).

      It was simply reminding lab techs to follow the instructions for use (IFU) for the PCR tests. Nothing else. No mention of “20 cycles”. You can read it yourself, as can anyone else.

      It was then “misquoted” in a Tweet by an Andy Swan (he lied), whose Tweet was then quoted as a source by the Gateway Pundit (they lied), now repeated by you (you lied).

      There is no more reason for anyone to “state the current cycle count the PCR tests are run at” than there is for them to “state” that the manufacturers’ instructions for use (IFUs) are followed when someone’s temperature is taken or their weight or height measured. The number of cycles needed / used varies depending on the manufacturer (as the WHO memo reminds lab techs), just as the IFUs vary for a thermometer, telling the user where to put it, so the correct number for one manufacturer or model would be the wrong number for another.

      The only thing that’s “pitiful” here is that you never “investigated” the lie you repeated, which would have taken you a few seconds … or maybe you did, but you lied anyway.

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    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Most cold/flu bugs (H1N1, H3N2, human CoV-OC43) started out on the same trajectory with higher death rates in the first few years. Viruses weaken, immune systems strengthen. That’s science, folks.

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    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:54 am

    Its ok guys the uk is gonna help we will have way to many vaccines soon so im sure they will help out thailand they said today all our extra vaccines will go to help third world countries and under developed countries so Thailand will surely get help I hope we do help the Thai people they deserve a break from the crap they are fed on a daily basis from thier dictatorship of a government

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    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    “(Dutch) IC doctors argue for less strict corona measures
    The corona measures take too great a toll and do not outweigh the health gains that hospitals make. Four intensive care doctors, including from Radboud university medical center, write this in NRC. They argue for relaxation of the measures and “accept that more people will die as a result of corona”.

    The doctors, who work with corona patients on a daily basis, feel that the lockdown measures “take too great a toll”. They argue that “non-urgent regular care is postponed, causing cancer, transplantation and other patients to die prematurely.” According to them, many primary and secondary school students are seriously lagging behind. And they point out that shops, cafes, restaurants and hair salons have been closed for a long time and that many entrepreneurs will not “survive” this crisis. The doctors also fear that the number of people living in poverty is increasing and the gap between rich and poor is growing.

    The doctors also write that critically ill corona patients rarely make a full recovery because they have “severe comorbidity such as obesity, high blood pressure and / or diabetes, all risk factors for a severe COVID-19 infection”. Moreover, half of the former ICU patients have significant “residual complaints”. These are all reasons for the doctors to argue for less strict measures.”

    And thats in a rich social European country with lots of government help… The whole world is mental. Ask WHO.

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      Issan John

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Four doctors in Holland? How many doctors are there in Holland, just to get some idea of how popular this idea is?

      Aren’t there over 55,000 making that under 0.01%? Not a fair stat, I know, but it still puts it into perspective.

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