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Yala province awaiting results of tests on 40 possible COVID-19 cases

 

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Medical staff wearing protective clothing conduct test on residents for COVID-19 coronavirus in Benan Setar Hospital, in Thailand’s southern province of Yala due to high incidence of cases in the area. (Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP)

 

A second set of swabs, taken from 40 asymptomatic in-patients at a hospital in Thailand’s Yala province, have been sent to a laboratory in Songkhla for analysis. This comes after new infections in Yaha district jumped by about 30% after initial tests on 78 people showed 24 of have COVID-19, said Dr. Songkran Maichum, head of Yala’s provincial health office, this evening (Sunday).

 

Dr. Songkran said that the new infection rate in Yaha district is unusually high, compared to Active Case Tests (ACT) on more than 3,000 people, conducted between April 18th and 24th in Yala province, in which only 20 tested positive for the virus.

 

Those 20 cases, confirmed by the results of the tests performed on more than 3,000 returnees from pilgrimages to Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, returnees from Bangkok and other provinces and people in high-risk communities, have already been reported to the CCSA, said Dr. Songkran.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/yala-province-awaiting-results-of-tests-on-40-possible-covid-19-cases/

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

initial tests on 78 people showed 24 of have COVID-19

so there is the result of actual testing - similar to other parts of the world if not worse 

 

and worth noting that these people were asymptomatic - meaning normal temp and no symptoms - just carriers and spreaders

 

if anyone needed convincing of the real CV-19 spread in Thailand then this is it

 

Like I keep saying - zero cases for e.g. pattaya for 2 weeks is absolutely meaningless unless actual testing is being done

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They are confirmed. Front page BKP.

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40 confirmed Covid-19 cases surface in southern Yala province

By The Thaiger

 

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A second set of swabs from 40 asymptomatic in-patients at a hospital in Yala, southern Thailand, were sent to a laboratory in neighbouring Songkhla for analysis. Now the health office has confirmed the 40 new Covid-19 cases in Yala. The huge spike in local cases has sent health officials scurrying to trace those who had been in contact with the contaminants.

 

Although today is a public holiday in Thailand, the spike in southern cases is sure to be the main topic at today’s CSSA daily Covid-19 briefing.

 

New infections in Yaha district jumped by about 30% after initial tests on 78 people showed 24 of them were infected with Covid-19. 4 new cases were found in the main city district, 24 in Yaha district, 7 in Bannang Satar district and 5 in Raman districts.

 

Doctors admit that the infection rate in the Yaha district is unusually high, compared to Active Case Tests on more than 3,000 people, conducted between April 18-24 in Yala province, where only 20 tested positive for the virus.

 

Those 20 cases, confirmed by the results of the tests performed on more than 3,000 returnees from pilgrimages to Malaysia, Pakistan and Indonesia, residents returning from Bangkok and other provinces, and people in high-risk communities, have already been reported to the CCSA, according to Thai PBS World.

 

A full investigation into the sources of the infections has been launched by local health officials.

 

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said yesterday that reports of new infections needed to be verified as some areas posted an unusually high percentage of positive test results.

 

“Accuracy must come first.”

 

Yala is one of three southern border provinces hardest hit by Covid-19 infections, with 126 confirmed cases.

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/cv19-asia/cv19-thailand/40-confirmed-covid-19-cases-surface-in-southern-yala-province

 

 

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This is the main problem with testing.  If you test people, some may test positive! If you don't test, no-one is positive. Therefore, if you want no positives for Covid-19, don't test.  Simple 🙂

 

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These are probably from 'over the border'.  However a particular scary part of the report was that it will push a hospital to capacity and "The sooner we find these people the better".  They don't even know where they are!

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So you mean that they took samples for testing & let them loose ?

That is scary 

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UPDATE:

 

18 illegal immigrants found to carry Covid-19 in Songkhla

By The Nation

 

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Thailand's Covid-19 count rose sharply over a 24-hour period with 18 people testing positive, ending a week of single-digit new cases.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1162677-thailand reports-18-new-coronavirus-cases-no-new-deaths/?do=findComment&comment=15373868

 

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I doubt that anyone would expect me to say anything nice about this group...and they would be right!  Selfish idiots would be the least we can say. 

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The government briefing today states that these 40 are still officially negative so are not included in today's figures.  Further testing at a laboratory is needed to check the validity of the tests.  Either way, they are returnees from a religious event in Malaysia.

 

Apart from that, 18 new cases are reported today.  All cases came from quarantine of illegal workers.

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6 minutes ago, HHTel said:

The government briefing today states that these 40 are still officially negative so are not included in today's figures.  Further testing at a laboratory is needed to check the validity of the tests.  Either way, they are returnees from a religious event in Malaysia.

 

Apart from that, 18 new cases are reported today.  All cases came from quarantine of illegal workers.

4 new cases were found in the main city district, 24 in Yaha district, 7 in Bannang Satar district and 5 in Raman districts. 

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