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Covid UPDATE: 2,070 new infections, provincial totals




2,070 new Covid-19 cases and 4 coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed today by the CCSA, raising the total number of cases since the outbreak on April 1 to 21,230 and this month’s Covid death toll to 27.

The reported number is the highest daily total ever reported in Thailand.

There are now 15,642 people being treated in hospitals for Covid-19, including 352 people who are in critical condition with with “severe pneumonia”. 91 Covid patients are on ventilators. Another 4,231 people with Covid-19 are in field hospitals.

Here are the provincial totals in an infographic from the NBT…

Covid UPDATE: 2,070 new infections, provincial totals | News by Thaiger

Here are some additional notes, also from the NBT site…

• New small cluster of Covid-19 infection found in elderly care nursing home in Bangkok while Chiang Mai also found other small cluster in Meditation venue
• More personnel have been deployed to staff the 1668 and 1669 Covid-19 hotlines
• Russian President Vladimir Putin has personally vowed to support Thailand’s Covid battle and agreed to supply Thailand with Sputnik V vaccine via a “government-to-government” contract
• More provinces have ordered people to wear face masks in public in response to the so-called third wave
• The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is planning to establish more ‘hospitel’ (hospital/hotel) for patients without severe symptoms to cope with the increasing number of serious virus patients
• Thailand’s Immigration Bureau announced that its online service has been resumed (Thaiger readers are still not having much luck)

Covid UPDATE: 2,070 new infections, provincial totals | News by Thaiger


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    Its just the flu

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:25 am

    The flu can kill a few people every day.

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    David Ambrosia

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:45 am

    It would be very helpful if you guys would break down the number of infections by province everyday as you did in other posts, that helps to figure out the trend where each one of us lives. Thanks and wish you all a nice weekend!

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    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    @David Ambrosia – excellent idea.

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    David Pilkington

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    But there’s no need to worry, folks, since ‘Auntie’ has proclaimed that this spike will be under control in 2 or 3 weeks, when things get back to ‘normal’. Pretty reassuring, eh?

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    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    How many people died from the flu in Thailand last year? Oh right, rule #1 don’t talk about the flu.

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    Terence Daykin

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    The quicker the vaccination programme is rolled out with considerable urgency, the quicker we might see something that resembles ‘normality’.

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    Tom Burgess

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    @David Ambrosia – they did. There is a clear I infographic. What stood out to me was the Sputnik vaccine.. no thanks

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    Simon Small

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:02 am

    “How many people died from the flu in Thailand last year?”

    Three (3).

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