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Thailand confirms 33 new COVID-19 infections, 147 cases in total

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50 minutes ago, simtemple said:

Unless I missed it, that article says that Covid-19 can be transmitted in hot and humid weather. It doesn't say whether the rate of transmission is slower, faster, or the same.

 

I read something similar in a CDC article. They said that yes, it can spread in hot weather, but no data on whether it decreases the R0.

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11 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Nationwide? you might ask about the pneumonia deaths if you get a chance.

No, 400 cases at one hospitable. 

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16 hours ago, Xaos said:

And how many tests they did?

 

Apparently its 3500 for thais in gov hospitals and it can be 25 000 in Bangkok Hospital - saw poster pic here o other thread.

 

Anyone got that Bangkok hospital poster pic with 25k test ad?

 

Here are the costs if you do get a coronavirus test at a hospital:

Public/University Hospitals

  • Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital: Tests are 3,000 – 6,000 baht, same price for foreigners. Admission available. 
  • Ramathibodi Hospital: Due to limited test kits, testing will only be given to those with Covid-19 symptoms. Tests cost 5,000 baht for Thais, 7,000 baht to foreigners. 
  • Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital: Does not provide Covid tests unless patients already have Covid-19 symptoms. The hospital said they cannot determine the price for a test, since they can only be prescribed by doctors. 
  • Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute: Tests cost 8,000 – 14,000 baht, but may be free depending on the doctors’ discretion. 

Private Hospitals

  • Ramkhamhaeng Hospital: 6,500 baht for a Drive Thru service where doctors will swab your nose and throat. Medical results will be sent through text messages within eight hours. Same price for both Thais and foreigners. Book via their Facebook, though the service is fully booked through Thursday.
  • Vichaiyut Hospital: 7,500 baht, not including any prescribed medicine. Same price for Thai and foreigners, but tests are reserved for those showing symptoms.
  • Bangkok Christian Hospital: 8,200 – 10,000 baht. Same price for Thais and foreigners.
  • St. Louis Hospital: 8,000 baht but will only test those showing Covid-19 symptoms. Same price for Thais and foreigners.
  • Phyathai 2 Hospital: 6,500 baht, but will have additional service fees. Same price for Thais and foreigners.
  • Phyathai 3 Hospital: Same price as Phyathai 2, but will only test on those with symptoms or recent travel to at-risk countries. 
  • Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital: Will not say how much a test costs. Tests can only be prescribed by doctors, no walk-in check ups available. 
  • Samitivej Hospital Thonburi: 8,000 – 10,000 baht, same price for foreigners.
  • Bumrungrad International Hospital: 10,500 baht for those with no Covid-19 symptoms, test results available within 48 hours. Those with symptoms pay 7,500 – 18,500 baht, but the hospital will not admit Covid-19 patients. They will be sent to other hospitals.
  • Paolo Phaholyothin Hospital: 5,000 baht for Thais, 7,000 baht to foreigners.
  • PatRangsit Hospital: 8,000 baht for both Thais and foreigners.
  • Praram 9 Hospital: 10,000 baht for patients with symptoms, 8,000 baht for those without. Same price for Thais and foreigners.
  • Mongkutwattana Hospital: 6,000 baht for both Thais and foreigners. 

Covid-19 Tests Unavailable At:

  • BNH Hospital
  • Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital
  • Bangkok Hospital
  • Siriraj Hospital
  • Rajavithi Hospital; but treats patients sent via the Department of Disease Control for free. 
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https://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2020/03/16/some-hospitals-apply-farang-pricing-for-coronavirus-testing/?fbclid=IwAR2knMsX6DXB7xVbYLn8YC69OVwhMt-SBlPNs-MMOfOioi45titts4FE4_8 

That's terrible some thai's can.t afford that.thought it would have been free for thai's at government hos

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14 hours ago, Timwin said:

There should have been that explosion already many weeks ago because Thailand was much more exposed to Chinese tourists. There will be more cases but the spreading will be much slower than in Europe because of hot&humid&UV. 

There is no science behind your claims. Guessing is not science. If you want to be taken seriously, perhaps you should phrase your words into questions that make it clear that you are putting forth a theory, a hunch, or an opinion, that has no scientific fact behind it. It makes for more intelligent reading. 

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4 hours ago, mbenson said:

As regards the hot & humid hypothesis: Malaysia now has 566 cases. Far fewer tourists and a smaller population. Singapore reports 243.

Malaysia's cases are largely centered on a large Islamic gathering that was attended by over a thousand people from abroad. Malaysia is still in containment phase.

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Ramathibodi Hospital: Due to limited test kits, testing will only be given to those with Covid-19 symptoms. Tests cost 5,000 baht for Thais, 7,000 baht to foreigners. 

 

It's so annoying to see some of them taking an extra zip from us!

 

   As we wouldn't already pay a lot into the system. 

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16 hours ago, Xaos said:

Anyone got that Bangkok hospital poster pic with 25k test ad?

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13 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

I have seen this graph circulating for days. A doctor in Hat Yai asked out loud why there has been an unusual spike in pneumonia cases in Thailand in recent weeks, while the number of official #COVID19 cases has remained low (until recent days). Many have wondered the same.

 

https://twitter.com/Thai_Talk/status/1239530795611504642

 

I have also read somewhere on here that it is difficult to distinguish the dengue virus from Covid-19 and that there have been  20,000 cases of dengue fever so far this year which is double the number for the same period last year.

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13 hours ago, Traubert said:

There are no reported cases of surface to person contagion. Theoretically it is acknowledged but all the documented cases are person to person.

Thats what the CDC said also https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/election-polling-locations.html

 

See middle of first paragraph : Background.

Still precautions are in order  

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15 hours ago, FarFlungFalang said:

That’s right now that it’s getting hotter the numbers are starting to go up much more rapidly.That must mean this virus likes the hot temperatures.

As I read from the well informed , the virus does not survive in temperatures above 27°c , so now with the very hot weather starting that should augur well for Thailand . I am advised that if you get a sore throat , to gargle with either salt or vinegar added to warm water , alternatively with some 40 degrees alcohol . Either way will kill the virus and hopefully prevent more serious development .

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3 minutes ago, Toscano said:

As I read from the well informed , the virus does not survive in temperatures above 27°c , so now with the very hot weather starting that should augur well for Thailand . I am advised that if you get a sore throat , to gargle with either salt or vinegar added to warm water , alternatively with some 40 degrees alcohol . Either way will kill the virus and hopefully prevent more serious development .

27, and how cold it is in shopping malls, supermarkets, airports, most offices ?

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16 hours ago, Timwin said:

That is actually good news. The spreading is not exploding the same way as in northern countries. It is the hot&humid&UV lowering the R0 down. 

Yeah right, and Nth Queensland with similar climate has more case, more like many are not reporting or seeking treatment, I would put money on the number being at least 10 times what is claimed.

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13 minutes ago, SunsetT said:

I have also read somewhere on here that it is difficult to distinguish the dengue virus from Covid-19 and that there have been  20,000 cases of dengue fever so far this year which is double the number for the same period last year.

Outward appearances may be similar on arrival at hospital , but a blood test easily distinguishes between the two . 

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