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Thailand on Wednesday (September 15) reported 13,798 new COVID-19 cases, 14,133 recoveries and 144 additional deaths over the past 24 hours.

 

● 14,133 recoveries

 13,347 new infections 

 451 prison / prison infections

 

Wednesday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 1,420,340 with 14,765 deaths.

 

(Total infections since April 1: 1,391,477)

 

The news comes as almost 130,000 youths in Thailand, aged between 6 and 18, were found to be infected with COVID-19 from April until September 11, with 69,628 cases alone in August, said Dr. Suwanchai Wattayingcharoenchai, director-general of Health Services Department, yesterday (Tuesday).

 

Of all the cases since April, 116,742 are Thai and 12,423 are non-Thai. Infections among youths were 2,426 cases in April this year, 6,432 cases in May, 6,023 cases in June to 31,377 cases in July before skyrocketing in August, even though all schools remain closed.

 

 

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Little things matter to keep us all safe, a gentle reminder from WHO Thailand

 

Time to stock up on groceries? Wear a mask, keep your distance and avoid going out during peak hours. Minimise your risk of COVID-19 infection by making small but important decisions. Please stay safe. This pandemic is far from over.

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https://twitter.com/WHOThailand/status/1437938212853276674

 

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Up to 20% of Thais report suffering from lingering Covid effects, says Department of Medical Services

 

The Department of Medical Services has announced that 10% to 20% of Thai Covid patients suffer from lingering Covid effects, a post-syndrome that is also known as “long Covid”, but the department adds that multiple terms have been used to characterise the syndrome. Long Covid can persist for weeks, and sometimes months after a patient has recovered from the virus. Dr Piamlap Sangsayan, the Pulmonary Medicine chief of the DMS’ Central Chest Institute of Thailand, says the frequency of long Covid symptoms may go up with factors such as age, obesity, and daily steroid use.

 

https://thethaiger.com/news/national/up-to-20-of-thais-report-suffering-from-lingering-covid-effects-says-department-of-medical-services

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Ministry of Tourism pushing for October reopening but some officials apprehensive

 

The Minister of Tourism Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn is pushing for an October 1 reopening for Bangkok and surrounding provinces even as officials remain apprehensive due to high infection numbers and the ongoing pandemic, a senior health official told Thai Enquirer on Wednesday.

 

https://www.thaienquirer.com/32692/ministry-of-tourism-pushing-for-october-reopening-but-some-officials-apprehensive/

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we've seen several days of less than 200 deaths over the last week, that is encouraging.  still have alot more deaths to go as the curve comes down.  and of course we could see another wave but hopefully the vaccines will help if/when the next one hits.  as it stands now, thailand sits 91st out of 155 countries in terms of deaths per capita.  expressed as death per million residents, thailand is at roughly 200.  if the death count doubles from here and the country gets to 400 (when this is generally over), they'll manage to be in the back half of the 155 countries.   hope we've seen the worst of it but you never know.  i thought this thing was nearly done and then delta showed up.

 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

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5 minutes ago, buick said:

we've seen several days of less than 200 deaths over the last week, that is encouraging.  still have alot more deaths to go as the curve comes down.  and of course we could see another wave but hopefully the vaccines will help if/when the next one hits.  as it stands now, thailand sits 91st out of 155 countries in terms of deaths per capita.  expressed as death per million residents, thailand is at roughly 200.  if the death count doubles from here and the country gets to 400 (when this is generally over), they'll manage to be in the back half of the 155 countries.   hope we've seen the worst of it but you never know.  i thought this thing was nearly done and then delta showed up.

 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

Thanks for sharing. Always good to see a different perspective. 

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4 hours ago, anchadian said:

Chonburi Public Health Office is reporting 835 new cases today and 9 deaths. Most new cases are in Chonburi City (190), Si Racha (135), Bang Lamung/Pattaya (118), and Sattahip (129). There are 13,537 patients in care #COVID19 #โควิดวันนี้ #Thailand

 

https://twitter.com/ThaiNewsReports/status/1437932919088025601

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Further details:

https://thepattayanews.com/2021/09/15/chonburi-new-and-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-drop-to-835-with-9-deaths/

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I have no idea what conditions and care is like in a Thai boarding school.

 

The Department of Health is planning to expand its “Sandbox Safety Zone in School” project to day schools after it proved to be successful with boarding schools.

 

Director-general Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai said on Tuesday that the department had launched the campaign for on-site classes at boarding schools.

In line with the project, schools set up a separate screening, quarantine and safe or green zones. This project was deemed successful despite some infections via contact with outsiders.

 

https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40006181

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Access Restriction Continues on Phi Phi Islands

 

KRABI, Sept 15 (TNA) – The communicable disease committee of the southern province extended access restriction to Phi Phi islands for 7 days as there were more COVID-19 cases linked to infections at a local wastewater treatment plant under construction.

 

https://tna.mcot.net/english-news-781016

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2 Bangkok bus drivers, 2 conductors test positive

 

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) announced on Tuesday that four of its public bus staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.

Those infected include drivers of bus numbers 505 and 23, and the conductors of bus number 517 and the shuttle that runs between Bangkok’s Bang Pho area and the Bang Sue Grand Station.

The driver of bus number 505 had been worked from August 31 to September 5 and then again on September 9.

 

https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40006186

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6 hours ago, Bkk Brian said:

Little things matter to keep us all safe, a gentle reminder from WHO Thailand

 

Time to stock up on groceries? Wear a mask, keep your distance and avoid going out during peak hours. Minimise your risk of COVID-19 infection by making small but important decisions. Please stay safe. This pandemic is far from over.

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https://twitter.com/WHOThailand/status/1437938212853276674

 

Sound advice which sadly not everyone follows. 
 

Avoid busy areas at peak times, such as trains, markets, malls where you may struggle to keep socially distant, especially if you are not fully vaccinated. 

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Press Briefing of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on September 15, 2021

 

• From February 28 to September 14, 2021, Thailand has already administered over 41.6 million doses of vaccines. Of this number, 694,076 doses have been administered yesterday

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https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=582989262827433

 

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1 hour ago, Kadilo said:

Latest vaccination numbers show almost 40% now received their first jab and a over 18% fully vaccinated. 
 

Still on schedule to meet the 70% fully vaccinated target in December. 

 

 

 

https://covidvax.live/en/location/tha
 

 

That is not the latest number for those fully vaccinated.

 

The latest, as of today is 20.03%

 

https://twitter.com/KhaosodEnglish/status/1438030629451407366

 

 

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3 hours ago, buick said:

we've seen several days of less than 200 deaths over the last week, that is encouraging.  still have alot more deaths to go as the curve comes down.  and of course we could see another wave but hopefully the vaccines will help if/when the next one hits.  as it stands now, thailand sits 91st out of 155 countries in terms of deaths per capita.  expressed as death per million residents, thailand is at roughly 200.  if the death count doubles from here and the country gets to 400 (when this is generally over), they'll manage to be in the back half of the 155 countries.   hope we've seen the worst of it but you never know.  i thought this thing was nearly done and then delta showed up.

 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

Some caution needs to be shown when using these figures. You have quoted figures for the entire duration of the pandemic but ~95% of cases and deaths have occurred since April this year so the current rates per million appear very low. Worldometers does have a weekly trends option which gives rates for the last 7 days and that is currently showing 1403 and 19 (cases/deaths per million).

 

19 per mn puts Thailand at #50 on the list (208 on list). Another caveat on this - many of the higher rate countries are very small in terms of population (only 4 out the top 10 have more than 1mn), so their rates appear very high e.g. St Kitts and Nevis has a death rate of 76/mn in the last 7 days. 3 people died, but as the population is only 53600, the figure appears high. One single death would put its rate higher than Thailand's current rate.

 

The overall trend currently in Thailand is certainly encouraging but there is still a long way to go.

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Mass vaccination of Thai students being prepared for reopening of schools in November

Education Permanent Secretary Supat Champathong said today (Wednesday) that there are about 4.35 million students at schools under the supervision of the offices of the Basic Education, the Vocational Education and the Office of Private Education commissions, who are to be inoculated on a voluntary basis, expected to commence in early October.

 

https://www.thaipbsworld.com/mass-vaccination-of-thai-students-being-prepared-for-reopening-of-schools-in-november/

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4 hours ago, Bkk Brian said:

I have no idea what conditions and care is like in a Thai boarding school.

 

The Department of Health is planning to expand its “Sandbox Safety Zone in School” project to day schools after it proved to be successful with boarding schools.

 

Director-general Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai said on Tuesday that the department had launched the campaign for on-site classes at boarding schools.

In line with the project, schools set up a separate screening, quarantine and safe or green zones. This project was deemed successful despite some infections via contact with outsiders.

 

https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40006181

Never been to one but a few weeks ago we had a small group of Thai teachers visit us at school, I work in an International School that additionally has some boarding accommodation. 
 

Their visit was to just see our policies and how procedures were carried out.As you can imagine there are quite a few when a school is not only educating but also caring for them 24/7. However when we realized they did not even have a child protection policy, we knew everything else would be downhill. 

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Following the meeting between the Minister of Tourism and Sport and the Bangkok Governor, comes the news that Bangkok could be ready to accept fully vaccinated foreign tourists without quarantine as early as 15th October #Thailand #Bangkok

 

https://twitter.com/ThaiNewsReports/status/1438096082622291969

 

https://www.thansettakij.com/business/496016

 

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18 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

@anchadian thanks for those links re Bangkok re Oct 15.

The gf was feeding that info but I wanted confirmation.

Personally i'm a thumbs up guy for no quarantine required for fully vaccinated folk.

Full report from Pattaya News:

https://thepattayanews.com/2021/09/15/thai-tourism-minister-and-bangkok-governor-state-bangkok-will-be-ready-to-welcome-vaccinated-foreign-tourists-without-quarantine-from-october-15th/

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