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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…

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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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    Rasputin

    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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“General post-vaccination symptoms include a mild fever, headache, muscle pain and shivering.”

A Thai post-doctorate researcher at the University of Chicago is detailing her Covid-19 vaccination experience and offering insight into its effects. Siriruk Changrob has received 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine but says just the vaccine won’t immunise people from getting Covid.

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50,000 to be tested for Covid-19 in Samut Sakhon, 198 new infections reported in Thailand today

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50,000 people are lining up to be tested for Covid-19 in the hotspot of Samut Sakhon over the next 5 days as health officials step up pro-active testing in the hard-hit Thai province. The target of 10,000 people to be tested per day will focus on factory workers, communities and dormitories in an effort to change Krathum Ban and Muang districts from red to yellow and then green zones.

Apisamai Srirangsun, the CCSA deputy spokesperson, says they expect to find 2,000-3,000 new cases as a result of the increased tracking, tracing and testing. She says health officials are trying to track down and free Samut Sakhon of new infections.

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Samut Sakhon is the centre of the 2nd core wave of Covid in Thailand as a cluster of infections broke out late last year in the provincial seafood markets along the coast, just south west of Bangkok. She also said that educational institutes, in some areas of Samut Sakhon, may be allowed to reopen during the next month, if the situation improves.

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So far, 70,000 people in the province have been tested for the virus with 5,332 found to be infected. Most of those infected are migrant workers from Myanmar, with the infection rate around 7%.

According to the CCSA, 198 new Covid-19 cases were recorded today, including 191 locally-transmitted infections and 7 imported. 1 more fatality was reported, bringing the national total death toll to 73.

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