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Northern floods recede, but more on the way
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PHUKET: Of 15 flood-hit provinces, only Phichit, Nakhon Sawan and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces remain inundated, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said yesterday.

The department’s chief Chatchai Phromlert said that since August 26, some 8,252 families in 18 provinces were affected by floods. So far, there have been seven deaths from the floods.

Fifteen provinces had recovered while Phichit, Nakhon Sawan and Nakhon Ratchasima floods should dry up in one or two days.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Warning Centre warned 14 provinces of possible forest floods and landslides for two days from yesterday. They were Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Lampang, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Chanthaburi and Trat.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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COVID UPDATE: Highest daily case count recorded in Thailand at 2,070

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The daily Covid-19 infection count hit a record high at 2,070, the CCSA reported today in its daily briefing. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the number of new cases reported each day has remained under 2,000. It was also reported 4 more coronavirus-related deaths, raising the total number of Covid fatalities in Thailand since the start of the pandemic to 121 deaths.

Active cases have reached 19,873 cases, more than double the peak from the last wave of infections which topped at 7,234 active cases. There have been 21,320 cases and 27 Covid-related deaths since the April 1 outbreak where cases spread primarily at entertainment venues and nightlife events. Doctors have pointed to the UK variant (B117) of the virus to the recent spread of infections which is more contagious than the original strain.

“We have a new high number of new confirmed cases at 2,070… Today our new high surpasses 2,000.”

“Out of the 2,070 new cases, 1,902 are local transmissions and 160 cases were detected in active case finding. The other 8 cases were detected in quarantine for those entering Thailand from overseas. 740 of the new cases were reported in Bangkok while 237 cases were in Chiang Mai with a cluster of cases linked to mediation venues. 125 were in Chon Buri, 38 in Surat Thani, and 35 in Rayong.”

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported a total of 50,183 Covid-19 infections. Deputy spokesperson for the Ministery of Foreign Affairs Natapanu Nopakun, who gives the CCSA report in English, says that compared to Thailand’s population of around 70 million people, the cumulative number of infections is low, but adds that the risk of infection “remains high.”

Out of the 4 new Covid-related deaths, a 29 year old woman in Bangkok died after testing positive for Covid-19. Natapnau says the woman was obese and did not report any other health conditions. The case is similar to the death reported yesterday of a 24 year old woman in Surat Thani who was also obese and died a few days after testing positive for Covid-19.

The other deaths reported today include a 72 year old man from Bangkok who visited Phuket, a 74 year old man from Songkhla who had pre-existing conditions of high blood pressure and heart problems, and a 83 year old man who had diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease and was on a ventilator.

Some nursing homes in Bangkok are testing residents and staff after 3 cases were found to be linked to the nursing homes. Natapanu says the elderly age group is more at risk of Covid-19 infection and the small cluster of cases linked to nursing homes is a “serious situation.”

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Daily Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 22 April 2021, according to Worldometers (today’s total to be added)

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Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is giving 600,000 traditional herbal medicine capsules to hospitals to help treat Covid-19 patients exhibiting mild symptoms. Fatalaijone is the medicine being handed out, as it is thought to suppress virus expansion in those patients with mild symptoms. But, according to the Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, it needs to be used along with modern medicines.

“Most patients were getting better and above all, they have shown no side effects after taking this traditional herbal medicine.”

Kiattiphum Wongrajit, permanent secretary of the ministry, agrees with Anutin, saying the fatalaijone extract contains andrographolide, which is the ingredient responsible for eliminating and suppressing virus expansion. Andrographolide or fatalaijone, is extracted from the leaves and stems of the Andrographolide plant. Traditional and alternative medicine practitioners have used this extract which has anti-inflammatory properties to cure infections and boost immunity.

“If a patient takes 180 miligrammes each day, their symptoms are usually better by the third day. There are no side effects and it will save on import costs.”

“It showed it is the best alternative for patients with mild symptoms. Furthermore, it is easy to plant fatalaijone and it costs about 180 baht to treat a patient.”

The DTAM is working with affiliated hospitals, the Department of Medical Sciences and Government Pharmaceutical Organization to assure the efficiency of fatalaijone. Thailand’s daily Covid-19 case count hit a record high at 2,070. The CCSA also reported 4 more coronavirus-related deaths.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Covid UPDATE: 2,070 new infections reported today

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Reports on Thai media and announcements on social media say 2,070 new Covid-19 cases and 4 coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed today, raising the total number of cases since the outbreak on April 1 to 21,230 and this month’s Covid death toll to 27.

The reported number is the highest daily total ever reported in Thailand.

The numbers are unofficial and have been reported on Thai news outlets, shared on LINE messaging chats and posted by local expat blogger Richard Barrow. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration will have more information in their official daily briefing which starts at 11:30am.

There are now 15,642 people being treated in hospitals for Covid-19, including 352 people who are in critical condition with with “severe pneumonia”. 91 Covid patients are on ventilators. Another 4,231 people with Covid-19 are in field hospitals.

The CCSA will give an update today with more information and an official report.

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Daily new Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 22 April 2021, according to Worldometers.

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Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 22 April 2021, according to Worldometers.

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