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Thailand sets grim record of highest daily Covid deaths since start of pandemic



Thailand is setting a rather grim record today as its death toll from Covid-19 has reached the highest daily amount since the pandemic started. 15 new deaths were reported today, setting a new daily record for the third time in 4 days. The deaths consisted of Thai nationals, with 9 men and 6 women, aged 24 to 88.

Most of them had chronic diseases including diabetes, obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, heart disease and cancer, according to Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. He also said the people who died had come into contact with other confirmed cases, with the time between infection and death ranged from 1 to 6 days. Only 1 death came after 16 days.

Of the 2,179 new cases over the past 24 hours, 2,174 were local infections and 5 were imported. Out of Thailand’s 77 provinces, 7 had at least 50 cases, 25 had at least 10 and 52 fewer than 10. Now, the total amount of infections in the Kingdom since the pandemic began, sits at 59, 687 with a overall death toll of 163.

The third wave of Covid-19 this month has now produced 30,824 cases, including 10,069 in Bangkok, 3,292 in Chiang Mai and 2,043 in Nonthaburi. The death toll this month is now 69. Bangkok saw 901 infections yesterday alone, prompting authorities to say they will announce tomorrow whether or not the capital will be fully locked down. Already, 31 types of businesses have been shuttered. Mask mandates have been put in place, including those who are in cars of more than 1 person. For those not wearing a mask, the fine is 20,000 baht.

Globally, Covid-19 cases rose by 649,117 in 24 hours to 148.44 million. The worldwide death toll went up by 9,923 to 3,13 million. The United States had the most cases at 32.87 million, up 47,456, and the most deaths at 586,611, up 455. India was second with 319,435 new cases and a total of 17.62 million, and 2,764 new deaths for an accumulated toll of 197,880.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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  1. Pcrhub

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Still got a ways to go just to catch up to annual flu deaths.

    Proper reporting of pcr testing ct would help confidence in media.

    • Thaiger

      Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:35 pm

      Covid deaths are far in excess of seasonal flu numbers in just about every country.

  2. Pcrhub

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Flu is killing more thais than covid is. Are flu deaths at 0 in Thailand. According to my Google search about 4000 people die of flu every year in Thailand. That’s over 10/ day

    Covid is still under 150 for the past 12 months.

    I’m not disagreeing with you about other countries. I am speaking about only Thailand.

    So far covid hasn’t stood a chance against strong immune systems of thai people and the sun here.

  3. Luck101

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Everything is being lumped into the COVID situation. It’s a pity these at risk people with those very serious underlying problems did not win the battle but I’m sure they wouldn’t have survived a flu virus or even dengue fever which is still around despite it being pushed under the carpet as there isn’t much sensationalism any longer reporting it.
    It’s all very sad but I for one do not want to live in some restrictive bubble so get those at risk gathered up and protected as well as they can be, vaccinate to the hilt and let the rest of us let our bodies do what it does!!

  4. Simon Small

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    “Still got a ways to go just to catch up to annual flu deaths”

    Due to the Covid precautions, only three (3) died of flu in Thailand last year.

    In 2019, twenty-seven died (27), in 2018 thirty-one (31).

    “According to my Google search about 4000 people die of flu every year in Thailand”

    Then evidently you’re either a liar or incapable of a simple Google search, @Pcrhub. The annual average in Thailand over the last couple of decades is around thirty (30), not “about 4,000”.

  5. David

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    those, who not believe in, corona is danger, will not begin to believe it.
    so, not expect too much by using higher numbers, on tv / tell a vision
    about, maybe died and maybe got sick, of any virus.

    every doctor in the world know, he can not prove,
    someone died of a virus, doctors can only check symptoms, what
    other things than viruses also can cause.

    is as a casino, to guess around. if gambling is bad,
    please police or the sovereign (article 1, civil rights, ohchr)
    stop all the doctors who gambling in medicine. thank you. 🙂

  6. IJTF

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 1:45 am

    You just possibly poked a hole in your theory. Your math suggests the flu kills 0.001% or less of thai people unlike in usa which it kills about 0.01%

    Either thais are largely immune from the flu which is what your data would claim to suggest, ie they have better immune systems.

    And this would argue thais are as prone to severe covid infections.

    Or your data is wrong and it kills 4000ppl a year, in which case, covid has a lot of catching up to do.

    The internet looks largely scrubbed of this data. What is your source. I bet thaiger will let you post a link

  7. Simon Small

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:40 am

    “The internet looks largely scrubbed of this data. What is your source. I bet thaiger will let you post a link”

    If you’re asking me, I don’t have a “theory” nor did I do any “math” – I simply repeated some easily accessible facts which you / Pcrhub ignored.

    The data’s very easily available with the simplest of google searches, from the Thai National Influenza Center, the Thai Health Ministry, Roche, Bangkok Post, Khaosod, etc. I doubt they’re all wrong.

    That doesn’t necessarily mean that “Either thais are largely immune from the flu … Or your data is wrong” as you’re overlooking all other rather obvious variables – for example the climate.

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