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Thailand reports 836 new COVID-19 infections

 

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Thailand reported 836 new coronavirus cases on Monday.

 

However, the vast majority of the new cases were discovered during testing of migrant workers at quarantine facilities and hospitals in Samut Sakhon.

 

Of the new cases, 793 were discovered in Samut Sakhon via active contact tracing, while 4 were imported from people entering quarantine.

 

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also reported 899 people had been discharged from hospital having made a full recovery. 

 

7,027 people remain in hospital or held in a migrant worker quarantine centre.

 

Monday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 19,618, with 77 deaths. 

 

 

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We keep hearing about the new daily totals but it would be useful to know just how many people were tested.  We never seem to be given that information and I'm not sure that the raw figures are all that meaningful if we are trying to assess how the virus is spreading.

 

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Apparently only truly testing in Samut Sakhon. The rest of Thailand testing when they only have a walk in case.  Complete fluster clucking....

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34 minutes ago, doctormann said:

We keep hearing about the new daily totals but it would be useful to know just how many people were tested.  We never seem to be given that information and I'm not sure that the raw figures are all that meaningful if we are trying to assess how the virus is spreading.

 

Sometimes it's difficult to get the correct info.I just checked another news site that can't be linked and they have just published a story about Sunday's numbers which it appears to be a repeat of a previously published story saying there were 829 infections were reported on Sunday.

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5 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Apparently only truly testing in Samut Sakhon. The rest of Thailand testing when they only have a walk in case.  Complete fluster clucking....

Looks like there is testing in Samut Prakan too!

 

1,200 in a Samut Prakan community being tested after 21 found with COVID-19 | Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world

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32 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

and no mention of those 21 cases in Samut Prakan in todays figures? 

Figures, figures are not the Thai governments specialty 

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836 new cases, mostly in Samut Sakhon, found via proactive testing

By The Nation

 

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday reported 836 new cases, of whom only four were returnees.

 

Apisamai Srirangsan, assistant spokesperson for CCSA, said Thailand found its first domestic Covid-19 case – a taxi driver who contracted without travelling aboard – exactly one year ago.

 

Of the new cases, 39 had been exposed to the virus while visiting high-risk areas, with Samut Sakhon leading the list with 32 cases, followed by five in Bangkok and two in Ratchaburi.

 

Meanwhile, proactive testing led to the discovery of 793 cases, with as many as 782 found in Samut Sakhon alone.

 

Of the four returnees, two are Thais returning from Malaysia and the UK. An American man and a Belgian engineer who flew in from their respective nations also tested positive.

 

Meanwhile, 899 patients have recovered and been discharged.

 

As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 19,618. Of these, 17,155 contracted the virus locally, including 10,077 who were found via proactive testing, while 2,463 are returnees. So far, 12,514 have recovered and been discharged, 7,027 patients are still in hospital and the death toll remains at 77.

 

According to CCSA statistics, 42 provinces haven’t reported new cases for more than seven days and 14 provinces are still free from infections since the second wave broke out in December.

 

Meanwhile, cases are being found in 14 provinces regularly over the past three days.

 

Apisamai said a cluster in Ratchaburi linked to people who travelled from Maha Sarakham province reported three new cases, including a four-month-old infant. This brings the number of Covid-19 cases in Ratchaburi to 31. She urged people to avoid travelling between provinces and continue wearing masks and maintain hygiene practices.

 

According to Worldometer, as of 10am, the number of confirmed cases globally has risen to 103.53 million (up by 396,465), 75.13 million have recovered, 26.15 million are active cases (107,956 in severe condition) and 2.24 million have died (up by 9,292).

 

Thailand ranks 116th on the global list of most cases. The US tops the list with 26.76 million, followed by India 10.76 million, Brazil 9.2 million, Russia 3.83 million and the United Kingdom 3.8 million.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30402097

 

 

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2 minutes ago, unblocktheplanet said:

Notice how we're slip-sliding down that list. From 143 to 116! Time to test!

Be in the top 100 soon enough....

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1 hour ago, Lapun said:

Thailand's total testing is reported on Worldometer

 

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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

 

How accurate it is would be another question.

 

The testing rate of 17,422/1M Pop puts Thailand at 172 out of 219 countries reporting. 

I don't know how often that figure is updated. I used to check it but it never changed.

If you click on "2 days ago" you will see that it is exactly the same figure.

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The virus in Thailand behaves different to the virus found around the world - this one just stays in Samut Sakhon, maybe it's just shy. 

 

In all seriousness they should be locking down Samut Sakhon hardcore, ramping up testing there and neighbouring areas, and checking Bangkok - there is literally no way this hasn't spread to neighbouring areas. 

 

Either the top brass have had vaccines and don't give a <deleted> anymore and just to allow it to roam - albeit not in heavy numbers so far. 

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5 hours ago, Lapun said:

Thailand's total testing is reported on Worldometer

 

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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

 

How accurate it is would be another question.

 

The testing rate of 17,422/1M Pop puts Thailand at 172 out of 219 countries reporting. 

This site give more up-to-date figures, but often not updated for 4-5 days at a time. Can see figures vary from 2k odd a day up to 15k a day. Think the higher numbers on days they actually decide to do active case finding.

https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/situation.php

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18 hours ago, FarFlungFalang said:

Sometimes it's difficult to get the correct info.I just checked another news site that can't be linked and they have just published a story about Sunday's numbers which it appears to be a repeat of a previously published story saying there were 829 infections were reported on Sunday.

The unelected "PM" and his soldiers are wanting this pandemic to carry on as they are concerned about the protesters returning the way it was before.

 

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