Connect with us

Thailand

Covid UPDATE: 1,443 new infections, provincial totals

Tim Newton

Published

 on 

After a 20% drop in new infections reported yesterday by the CCSA, Thailand has today recorded 1,443 cases.

4 more deaths have also been recorded. 55 people are now on ventilators under state care. The government claims there are 10,000 ventilators available. 666,210 people in Thailand have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. Only 2 of today’s reported cases were imported.

Here are the provincial totals reported today by the CCSA…

Covid UPDATE: 1,443 new infections, provincial totals | News by ThaigerIn other news…

• Dr. Yong Poovorawan, the virologist from Chulalongkorn University, says it’s likely that people vaccinated against Covid-19 will still require boosters in order to remain protected. He shared his views after a study of recovered patients showed that their immunity to the virus started to drop between 3 and 6 months after infection.

“It is highly likely that a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be needed and it is possible that people will need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus periodically.”

• Thailand’s Public Health Minister says asymptomatic Covid-19 patients ‘may’ be allowed to recover at home, in order to ensure hospital beds can be kept for seriously ill patients. The ministry is preparing a “recover at home” plan, but insists it is not being implemented for the time being as there are currently enough beds available. Just over a week ago, health officials confirmed there was no plan to change its mandatory hospitalisation policy for anyone testing positive for the virus.

• From tomorrow, Phuket will join other provinces after additional entry restrictions were announced on Monday by the Phuket Governor.

If you’re flying into Phuket you’ll need either a certificate of proof that you’ve had both doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine, a Covid-19-free certificate, not older than 72 hours, or you’ll have to do a Rapid Covid Test at a cost of 300 baht at the airport. More information about the new travel restrictions HERE.

• Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered security agencies to repatriate Thais stranded in Malaysia after Malaysia required all foreigners who had overstayed their visas to leave the country by April 21 due to the Covid-19 situation.
Thai repatriates are being allowed to return to Thailand through 4 southern border checkpoints – Narathiwat, Yala, Songkhla and Satun. But only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Returnees with a fever were immediately transferred to hospital. Those without symptoms were driven to state quarantine facilities, according to the NBT.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Ted

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:50 am

    “their immunity to the virus started to drop between 3 and 6 months after infection.”

    Is there really enough people in Thailand that has been waiting this long after their 2nd jab, for a scientist to go out with a statement like this?

    Perhaps he went to the same school as the one that went out with the “scientific fact” that [only] 2% of Thais, 80 years or above, needed specialized care! So 98% could take care of themselves, go to the hospital, do their grocery shopping, clean their houses and themselves, etc. all this could they do alone?!

  2. Avatar

    Dr Ray

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Yes Ted the top virologist is chasing publicity, nothing like fear mongering to generate a headline. May we remind all ,covid viruses are around yearly. They commonly cause a head cold. Boosters for immunity indeed. How many boosters do you need annually for all mutated strains of corona virus read thousands, and they don’t exist anyway. And lets equally remind everyone there are two kinds of immunity Natural (you got the virus and lived) if you did you now have Natural Immunity. Oh and then there is Artifical Immunity, that is vaccines. Little bit of level headedness goes a long way Dr Ray

  3. Avatar

    stapoz

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    There was not a drop yesterday! Yesterday data was from Sunday when fewer test are made. Compare Sunday to Sunday, not Sunday to Monday!

  4. Avatar

    Slugger

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you Professor Ray. We are lucky to have you aboard. Where would we be without you?

  5. Avatar

    Leo Z

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Nong Khai and Mukdahan look good. Time to make the trek to the border folks.

  6. Avatar

    Silbers

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I wish Thaiger’s comments would allow us to have a ‘like’ button. Also, I wouldn’t mind registering if it meant we could be notified of replies. Out of curiosity, why beneath each comment is there a ‘reply’ button that on pressing shifts everything on the page up a quarter of an inch. Shouldn’t the button read something like ‘click here and watch as the page moves a tiny bit’ ? Then we’d know what we were getting.

  7. Avatar

    Newpaper Critic

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:04 am

    Dear Thaiger, please add a thumbs-up and a thumbs-down button for each comment as well as a Reply button that actually functions as a Reply button (eg, one that allows a reply to be posted underneath another comment, not at the end of the comments). There of lots of Web Programmers out there. It can’t be that hard.

  8. Avatar

    Ted

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Agree with you Slibers, although, not long ago the reply button worked, as a reply to a message and was placed under. Not sure if they updated their software and didn’t test it afterwards ??

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for 41 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented over 10,000 radio news bulletins, 3,900 in Thailand alone, hosted 650 daily TV news programs and produced 2,100 videos, TV commercials and documentaries. As founder of The Thaiger, Tim now acts as the Content Manager and head-writer, whilst supervising the growth of the YouTube channel. He's reported for CNN, Deutsche Welle TV, CBC, Australia's ABC TV and Australian radio during the 2018 Cave Rescue and other major stories in Thailand.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Phuket resort land encroachment case; OnlyFans arrest calls for reform| Sep 27

Thailand11 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 10,288 new cases; provincial totals

Guides11 hours ago

Local resturants you can’t miss when travelling to Ayutthaya

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Thailand reduces quarantine to 7 days for fully vaccinated arrivals from October

World12 hours ago

Australian official suggests borders may re-open by Christmas

Thailand12 hours ago

Gilligan’s Island, Farangs, Grammar and Onlyfans | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 26

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides12 hours ago

Travel hacks for a stress-free holiday in Thailand

Thailand13 hours ago

Consumer complaints hotline targets rip-off shopkeepers

Thailand13 hours ago

Phuket Car rental business says gang rented cars and then sold them off

Guides13 hours ago

A guide to Doi Inthanon National Park

Bangkok13 hours ago

Curfew shortened, Bangkok spas, gyms, cinemas can re-open from October

Tourism14 hours ago

TAT pushes for Indonesia, Malaysia to be added to approved list for Phuket sandbox

World14 hours ago

Powerful earthquake strikes near the Phillippines main island

Guides14 hours ago

Top business and investment opportunities in Thailand

Thailand14 hours ago

OnlyFans arrest sparks calls for reform of prostitution and pornography laws

Thailand2 weeks ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending