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Covid UPDATE: 9,635 new infections, provincial totals

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Thailand reported a record high of 9,635 new Covid-19 infections. There are now 43,268 active Covid-19 cases in Thailand, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun said at the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s daily briefing. Out of the new cases reported today, 6,853 were detected at prisons in Thailand.

“Of course this is a new high that we have never seen before in Thailand, but the majority have been detected in prisons.”

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has confirmed a total of 111,082 Covid-19 infections and 614 coronavirus-related deaths, with the vast majority of infections and virus-related fatalities in the recent wave of infections over the past 6 weeks. Bangkok remains the epicentre of infections and continues to have high daily Covid-19 counts.

The CCSA also reported 25 new Covid-related fatalities today, primarily in Bangkok. Most of the patients who died had high blood pressure for other underlying health conditions.

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

9 Comments

  1. Oh my God! I’m locking myself inside. I’m taping my windows and doors shut. I’m wearing a mask inside.

    Hold up. Do infections mean sick people or just a positive pcr test result which could be a false positive.

    If you could help clear up some of confusion and fear, could you let us know how many cycle thresholds were used to determine the positive cases?

    K thanks bye.

  2. Thailand doesn’t need to think about what to do about the surge in cases. My country and so many others have already been there. Just look at the experiences others have had and implement their strategies. The end that you need to get to, as quickly as you can, is mass vaccination. The US is achieving it, so is the UK, so has the Seychelles and other countries. Ramp up vaccinations NOW! I can’t be more obvious! If you have the chance to receive a vaccine (any vaccine) then take it. The only exception, so far, is Astra Zeneca for under 50’s people.

  3. “so has the Seychelles … If you have the chance to receive a vaccine (any vaccine) then take it.”

    FFS, @Jason, are you living in a time-warp?

    The Seychelles, despite being the most vaccinated country in the world, now has the highest rate of new Covid infections in the world!

    Five hundred times higher than Israel!

    37% of the new infections have been fully vaccinated – both jabs!

    “any vaccine” doesn’t cut it!!!

  4. @IJTF –

    An easy answer, just look at India and the bodies on public land being burned, yes, more infections does mean more sick people but it means more deaths as well.

    Where do you people live as it can’t be on the same planet as the rest of us?

  5. @Simon Small – According to your information, there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop Covid. Lockdowns only delay Covid spread temporarily at best, so if large scale vaccination doesn’t work, what do you suggest?

  6. Welcome to the newest and 77th province of Thailand: “Correctional Facilities”. Seriously, have they only just started testing prisoners or have they only just decided to release the numbers after the freed protesters highlighted the prison problem?

  7. I see the workers dressed in protective coverings from head to foot and wonder if this is EBOLA or Covid. The death rate and is so low (most have preexisting conditions) and the recovery so high.

  8. @Simon Small – The rise of cases in the Seychelles is the best argument to hold against the anti-vaxers. For people who got the jabs Covid will be at worst nothing more than a regular flu. For others it could mean death. Covid-19 is here to stay and repeated vaccines will be our sole defense maybe for the rest of our lifetimes.

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