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Saturday Covid UPDATE: 2,419 new infections and 19 deaths, provincial totals

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The tally for Covid-related infections and deaths reported over the past 24 hours reports 19 new deaths and 2,419 cases. There have been 52,411 confirmed Covid-19 infections in the recent outbreak with more than 16,000 cases in Bangkok, the epicentre of infections. Since the start of the pandemic last year, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has reported a total of 81,274 Covid-19 infections and 382 coronavirus-related deaths.

Thailand now has 29,473 active Covid-19 cases. Most patients with Covid-19 are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. More than 1,000 Covid-19 patients are in critical condition including 380 people on ventilators.

Out of the 2,419 new cases, more than 1,000 cases were detected in Bangkok. Most cases were local transmissions or detected through active case finding.

Of the 19 new coronavirus-related deaths, most were in Bangkok and surrounding provinces. The majority of deaths were the elderly and many of them contracted the virus from infected family members or friends.

Over the past week, new clusters of Covid-19 infections have been detected in crowded Bangkok neighbourhoods, including the Klong Toey slum, Ban Khing and Bang Kae districts. Poor communities in Bangkok have been seen as vulnerable to coronavirus outbreaks as people live in close proximity to each other and many cannot afford to stop working to abide by stay-at-home orders. CCSA spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun says active case finding in Bangkok clusters have been “beefed up.”

With cases in Bangkok still on the rise, the current disease control measures imposed in the capital will be extended until May 17. Schools and entertainment venues must remain closed.

Provincial totals, thanks to the NBT…

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District New cases
Khlong Toey 37
Ratchathewi 26
Pathumwan 24
Bang Kapi 13
Chatuchak 11
Don Mueang 9
Lat Phrao 9
Dusit 8
Yan Nawa 7
Wang Thonglang 7

Saturday Covid UPDATE: 2,419 new infections and 19 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger

 

Saturday Covid UPDATE: 2,419 new infections and 19 deaths, provincial totals | News by Thaiger
Active Covid-19 cases in Thailand as of 7 May 2021, according to Worldometers.

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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.

14 Comments

  1. Sad to say, but looking at the numbers, it appears the Genie has now been let out of the bottle, and there’s little chance of getting it back in until it has run its course. IMO, mainly as a result of illegal migrants/illegal workers from Myanmar, and the “entitled” Hi-So’s in Bangkok thinking the restrictions don’t apply to them. As for the proposed boarder openings, the fortunate ones may live to regret it, the less fortunate may well not. I wish you luck.

  2. The real numbers to pay attention to are the severely ill in hospitals and deaths. That tells you relatively speaking how you’re doing. On April 1st there were relatively few hospitalizations and deaths and now there are exponentially more.

    The number of positive infections is imperfect because you can’t test everyone. A lot of experts multiply the number of positive tests by a factor of 10 to get closer to the real number of infections.

  3. well with the trent since few days, i guess it s not difficult now to extrapolate to an higher figure, how many havn’t been tested? how many are contaminated and asymptomatic ……. in a city as bkk i do not see how they are going to contain the fire.

  4. @Rasputin – There is one genie that you and everyone else has either forgotten about or are afraid to mention and that is the insurgents genie along the Thai/Malaysian border where the Thai authorities are in conflict with the Malaysian insurgents who just wander backward and forward across the border along their jungle trails as they wish having gun fights and planting bombs. Malaysia has the South African and the Indian strain which is just waiting its time to come across the border on one of the insurgents to spread right through Thailand while Thailand play silly buggers with the Myanmar conflict

  5. After doing so well throughout 2020 once you take your eye off the ball, the virus takes over and spreads like wildfire. Robust measures including lockdown in tandem with mass vaccination can and will arrest the spread and avoid hospitalisation.
    Time to stop the negotiating for different vaccines, just get on with it!!!

  6. I wish there was a english language site that broke the provinces down by district. I live in prachinburi and it went from 10 to 63 and it would be nice to know where they are

  7. If you are not testing then you do not know the correct figures, just because I don’t look at the grass in my back garden does not mean it is not growing.

    And now in a few days time the visitors to Phuket are not going to be tested, they are being asked to quarantine instead, that will be open to abuse so I expect the number of cases in Phuket to go up in a few weeks time when the new cases will start to circulate.

    It is quiet simple, lock down and test people, it is the only way, oh and more vaccinations.

  8. The fact that they made a vaccine for something with a 99.9% survival rate and are incentivizing the entire population to get it should make all of us ask questions.

  9. “The real numbers to pay attention to are the severely ill in hospitals and deaths.”

    Correct and obvious, @Ben, but not to some.

    9 on ventilators before, 380 now. Even if some deaths are unereported, that figure says it all.

    1. Look up the average daily deaths for Thailand on a normal year. I think we only had 1 or 2 days above the average number since the beginning. Most of 2020 was below average

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