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Thailand reports 50 new Covid-19 cases

By The Nation

 

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Thailand’s total number of Covid-19 patients rose to 2,473 with 50 new cases confirmed over a 24-hour period, and one more death, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government's Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Friday (April 10).

 

The cases can be divided into three groups.

 

The first group of 27 had close contact with others previously confirmed as infected (mostly in Bangkok, 11)

 

The second group comprised 15 people of whom three Thais had just returned from overseas (two from UK and one from the US), five were working in crowded areas or close to foreigners, three went to crowded areas, and four are medical staff.

 

The third group of eight are being investigated on the source of the infection (4 in Phuket).

 

Meanwhile, 73 people have fully recovered and returned home.

 

A 43-year-old female merchant, who suffered from systemic lupus erythematosus, died after being admitted to hospital with fever and difficulty in breathing.

 

As of April 10, the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 2,473 -- 1,427 are under treatment, 1013 have recovered and been discharged, and there have been 33 deaths.

 

Globally, there are more than 1.6 million confirmed cases and around 95,000 deaths.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385729

 

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Probably just an update thing but covid test numbers same as yesterday. So zero tests. Can't be right but probably isn't much more as a percentage per 100,000.

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Whether you believe the numbers or not, at least they’re consistently low. The authorities also seem to know where most of the new cases originated, which is comforting.

I wish the government would tell us, though, what their criterion is for relaxing the restrictions. Obviously, there won’t be any relaxation until Songkran is over, but it would be nice to know what they’re aiming at in the medium term. Consistently less than fifty new cases a day seems to be the most common criterion being bandied around by other countries, but the CCSA are reportedly unhappy with the latest numbers and are talking about tightening restrictions.

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2 minutes ago, Guderian said:

Whether you believe the numbers or not, at least they’re consistently low. The authorities also seem to know where most of the new cases originated, which is comforting.

 

I wish the government would tell us, though, what their criterion is for relaxing the restrictions. Obviously, there won’t be any relaxation until Songkran is over, but it would be nice to know what they’re aiming at in the medium term. Consistently less than fifty new cases a day seems to be the most common criterion being bandied around by other countries, but the CCSA are reportedly unhappy with the latest numbers and are talking about tightening restrictions.

 

 

I don't really believe the numbers either. 

They seem to be doing the right things now with the imports/returnees after the phi noi fiasco in early March.  

 

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50 known and then you need to add a lot to that and you don't need to believe in any cover-up conspiracy theories to realize that. 

 

Why? 

 

This isn't Singapore as far as organizational capabilities Nuff said. 

 

A very large percentage of the infected have mild symptoms and will never even see a doctor, never get  tested, and never be counted. Hopefully they are mostly self isolating. 

 

International studies so far indicate about 20 to 50 percent of cases have no symptoms. This group not counted. 

 

Testing is still limited in volume in Thailand. I assume that's largely because of limited capability to do massive testing or maybe that's partly policy. Either way it's a fact that the more testing the higher the case counts. 

 

So folks sorry to say 50 confirmed new cases a day isn't really the best of news. 

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Not just Thailand. Look at the low cases in Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam & Malaysia too. Thailand has also conducted more tests than many countries including Japan.  

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

50 known and then you need to add a lot to that and you don't need to believe in any cover-up conspiracy theories to realize that. 

 

Why? 

 

This isn't Singapore as far as organizational capabilities Nuff said. 

 

A very large percentage of the infected have mild symptoms and will never even see a doctor, never bed  tested, and never be counted. Hopefully they are mostly self isolating. 

 

International studies so far indicate about 20 to 50 percent of cases have no symptoms. This group not counted. 

 

Testing is still limited in volume in Thailand. I assume that's largely because of limited capability to do massive testing or maybe that's partly policy. Either way it's a fact that the more testing the higher the case counts. 

 

So folks sorry to say 50 confirmed cases a day isn't really the best of news. 

I don't see a justification for mass testing in Thailand at this time. Only abotu 3% of tests are coming back positive. In the uS that number is 20%. Testing solution is limited and tests should only be carried out on those most likely to be infected. Thee could well be many people with the virus and not presenting symptoms - if they are efficient spreaders of the virus here I would expect many more positive cases than we are seeing. 

 

As for 20-50% not showing any symptoms - curent studies suggest the majority go on to show symptoms, even if theya are mild. The main focus should be on isolating the elderly and immunosuppressed. Let's see how it is at the end of April. 

 

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7 minutes ago, DavisH said:

I don't see a justification for mass testing in Thailand at this time. Only abotu 3% of tests are coming back positive. In the uS that number is 20%. Testing solution is limited and tests should only be carried out on those most likely to be infected. Thee could well be many people with the virus and not presenting symptoms - if they are efficient spreaders of the virus here I would expect many more positive cases than we are seeing. 

 

As for 20-50% not showing any symptoms - curent studies suggest the majority go on to show symptoms, even if theya are mild. The main focus should be on isolating the elderly and immunosuppressed. Let's see how it is at the end of April. 

 

Sounds like you have an agenda to push quicker opening. I am just stating the obvious that 50 may or may not be the tip of the iceberg but it is the tip of something unknown. 

 

Source please on your positive testing stat.

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