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126 new cases, 116 local transmissions-Covid-19 Update

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Thailand is reporting 126 new cases of Covid-19 today over the last 24 hours with 116 of those cases being locally-transmitted. The death toll remains unchanged at 80 deaths since the pandemic began. Of the 116 locally-transmitted cases, 37 were found by testing at medical facilities and 79 were found by proactive testing.

Most of the cases found through proactive testing were in the original hotspot of the second wave, Samut Sakhon, while others were found in Tak province, the centre of a new cluster of infections. Now, the total number of Covid-19 infections in Thailand sits at 24,405 since the pandemic began. 21,180 have recovered from the virus and 3,145 are currently undergoing treatment.

The second wave of the virus, which began on December 15, has reached 63 out of 77 provinces in the country so far. Samut Sakhon, a province bordering Bangkok, has seen 80% of those cases after a fresh seafood market became the centre of a large breakout.

126 new cases, 116 local transmissions-Covid-19 Update | News by Thaiger

Between December 18 and today, Samut Sakhon has reported 15,624 confirmed cases. Bangkok was next in terms of the most cases reported at 912, followed by Chonburi, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Chanthaburi, Nonthaburi, Pathumthani, Tak and Ang Thong.

Samut Sakhon officials have announced that they are re-opening 22 wet markets from Monday. However, the seafood market where the outbreak began is not one of them, and it is not yet known when that might re-open. The 22 markets have been closed since December 19 as a result of the virus outbreak.

Officials in Samut Sakhon have begun a 3-day clean-up operation across all 22 markets, aimed at boosting public confidence. Meanwhile, tourism operators on the island of Samui are calling for the national vaccine rollout to be accelerated, in a bid to re-start international tourism by the third quarter of 2021. Ratchaporn Poolsawadee from the Tourism Association of Koh Samui says domestic tourism alone cannot support the sector and it won’t recover without a vaccination programme.

SOURCE: Thai Enquirer

 

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    Grumpy John

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Could get worse really quickly! I saw a map of Thailand on a few web sites with the dangerous provinces in Red and the safe ones in Green. Damned if I can find a link to that map! The one at CCSA is no value to me! https://covid19.th-stat.com/th/share/map

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      x

      Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:05 pm

      That CCSA map was an ideal data source until they just stopped updating it about a month ago. If anyone has link to a new site with similar data please share. Many thanks.

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    Ynwaps

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Another soapy coming to the streets. Lots of pointing makes for a good picture.

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    Jim kelly

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    OH, by the way… 25 people DIED TODAY ON THAILAND’S ROADS with a further 2,500 injured!!! Is this worth mentioning? NAAAhhhhhh, probably not! The Covid lies and hysteria are way more important.

    “Other” deaths? What?! You mean people actually die from other causes?! Woah, when did this all come about? We at the media, the government and the Palace never realised this! Golly gosh, dying from other causes… now there’s a thing! Were they wearing a face diaper and 2m apart?”

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      John

      Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 4:06 am

      Just in case you are not smart enough to work it out, road deaths are not INFECTIOUS. At least we can be thankful you only write stupid posts, and don’t have any government-level decision making powers.

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        dispensed

        Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9:39 am

        So because Rona is infectious, we should respond disproportionately? 99.8% of people survive Rona. The immune system remains by far and away the best tool we have in our arsenal.

        We are stronger today because are ancestors were smarter than you and didn’t wear masks or stay home to avoid microbes.

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          Ynwaps

          Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:10 pm

          I smell an anti-vacciner

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      Rob

      Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:53 am

      It’s people like you that are the reason why the west is in such a mess.
      What about the 2.4 million covid deaths worldwide? Or the countless covid survivors who will have lifelong physical damage?
      Go back to your little hole

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      Amy Sukwan

      Monday, February 15, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      My husband died in a motorbike accident in 2018. No Rona. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, which I’m sure contributed, but having had to identify the body, I doubt a helmet alone would have saved him. His skull was dislocated by a single very fatal blow from a construction ditch digger on Thepkrassatri. Motorbike accidents seem to be going up and I have to wonder since there are no tourists is it all the facemasks?Like do they cause people to not see the road as well, or to have brain fog? I got rear ended by a lady in Las Vegas while I was at a red light. She was alone in her car but wearing a face mask. Maybe OSHA has standards? Best I can tell nobody has studied this in the real world…

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    Jim kelly

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    John…i don’t give a monkey’s ass about infection…i’m not infected and never wil be… i’m OK bro and get on with my life as normal…unlike YOU … sad fecker!

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