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245 new cases, 181 locally transmitted-Covid update




Thailand is reporting 245 new Covid-19 infections today, with 181 of those cases being locally-transmitted. Today’s news, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, brings the total amount of Covid-19 infections in Thailand to 10,298 since the start of the pandemic. The death toll has remained at 67, while 6,428 have fully recovered from the virus.

Samut Sakhon was the province with most new local infections reported in the past 24 hours (73), followed by Chon Buri (49), Samut Prakan (23), Bangkok (22) and Rayong (15).

The figures in Samut Sakhon included 22 migrant workers found in active testingBelow is the CCSA’s infographic for today’s reported cases…

245 new cases, 181 locally transmitted-Covid update | News by Thaiger

43 of those new infections were found by pro-actively screening those at a high risk, while 21 infections were found in people undergoing quarantine. The amount of new cases today has increased from yesterday’s number by 40.

But Thailand’s Public Health Ministry speculates that the current wave of Covid-19 infections is likely to “slow down” by the end of this month. Dr. Opas Kankawinpong, the director-general of the Disease Control Department is warning that the virus could still, indeed, spread in office buildings and congested areas after such infections has been detected found in a few Bangkok offices.

Since the recent outbreak was detected between December 15-20 at the seafood markets in Samut Sakhon province, just southwest of central Bangkok, the number of Covid-19 infections detected jumped by 5,604, accounting for more than half of the total amount of cases reported in Thailand since the pandemic began up to December 20.

SOURCE: Thai Enquirer


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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    There are supposed to be over 10000 infected, yet there are only 67 deaths.
    The world average deaths of infected persons is 3 percent, so why only 67 deaths in Thailand?
    It should be 300.
    Conclusion, they were not infected.

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      Mister Stretch

      Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      Or…the real number of Covid deaths wasn’t (and maybe isn’t) being calculated correctly.

      The BBC did an analysis early in the pandemic and showed that many countries were, more than likely, underreporting the deaths that could be attributed to the coronavirus.

      Between the 1st of March and the 31st of May, Thailand reported 57 deaths due to Covid.

      Yet, the country recorded 2,316 more died during that period than on average.

      Statistically, this would account for your death discrepancy, in terms of numbers.

      It would appear that “Thailand’s World Quality Health Care System” may lack a bit in terms of accurate death reporting.

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    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    You don’t become infected with covid one day and die the next, it usually takes 2 – 4 weeks to fall victim of the disease. It also depends on the age and medical condition of the infected person, young fit people usually survive, the old with serious medical complications frequently don’t. Do keep up.

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