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Thailand reports 271 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths, huge jump in recoveries


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1 hour ago, sapson said:

 

Do you have a link to a site showing the testing numbers daily and where testing is being done.?

 

The percentage tested daily in relation to the 70 million population and the percentage positives of the numbers tested daily would be interesting.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

No online link but multiple news reports over the past few days in the BP. Many of which included info on how many positive out of those tested. These each refer to a particle testing initiative in a particular place, I have not seen it all compiled into one. for example, today reports on plan to do 35,000 new tests in Samut Sakorn focused on workers at just 4 factories by the 24th - additional to all the testing already done in that province. Prior days have discussed numbers tested in other provinces.

 

Testing is not being focused on the entire population but rather concentrated in the areas and population groups most likely to have positive cases. As makes sense since the aim is to find and contain cases not document overall national prevalence.

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p.s. You can download total tests performed worldwide here https://github.com/owid/covid-19-data/blob/master/public/data/testing/covid-testing-all-observations.xlsx

But have to do your own totals by country and Thailand is not yet updated past January 1 of this year.

 

Cumulative tests done from Jan 2020 - 1 January 2021 is 1.6 million. But some of that is repeat tests on same individual.

 

this site  will eventually show the more recent data which, you have to check it periodically

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The 69th death was a 53-year-old Thai man who had diabetes. He had reportedly travelled to several provinces like Chanthaburi, Phetchaburi and Nonthaburi during the New Year holidays.

Which provinces are like Chanthaburi,Phetchaburi and Nonthaburi?

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4 hours ago, Sheryl said:

 

But no higher than the day before tht. Blips will happen due to the timing of results of testing being released.

 

Basically what we have had throughout January is 200 - 300 new cases a day plus periodic larger numbers in clusters of migrant workers who live and work in a single place.

 

Hasn't really gone up or down - but testing has gotten progressively more aggressive and wider in scope

 

It's the trace and test numbers that make it seem so variable.

On Tuesday there were 125 cases recorded that way.

On Wednesday there were none.

On Thursday (today), there were 181 trace and test cases reported (172 of them in Samut Sakhon alone). 

 

That means there were only 78 domestic cases reported today where the origin still has to be determined, which is significantly lower than in the last few days. As long as they can keep Samut Sakhon contained and don't become complacent about the number of "new" cases in Bangkok (14 today, the largest number of any province, yet again), then they should be able to get things back under control.

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2 hours ago, sapson said:

 

I see the apparent strategy, however a week ago or so I highlighted the case of a Thai friend who was refused a test at a regional hub hospital here In khon kaen despite having many covid symptoms ,she was told its likely flu take paracetamol or if worried pay for a test at a private hospital.

 

The exclusion denial of test was because she hadnt recently been to the affected provinces, however in her village over the New years holiday their were at least a dozen factory workers from the Samut provinces, this scenario was probably the same in hundreds if not thousands of villages nationwide during that holiday period.

 

Since they chose to allow the New Years migration nationwide it would make sense to follow up with regional testing.

 

Did she tell  the hospital that she's had contact with factory workers from Samut Sakhon? Might have made a difference.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Taweesin Visanuyothin, CCSA spokesman, said Thailand’s 68th death from Covid-19 was a British man, 71, who suffered from diabetes, thyrotoxicosis and lung cancer.

So, it is rather ridiculous to badge it as a "Covid death", you would think.

 

The US's CDC has estimated that  94% of Covid-badged deaths had underlying medical conditions, with an average of 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cdc-94percent-of-covid-19-deaths-had-underlying-medical-conditions/ar-BB18wrA7

 

Rather puts the pandemic in perspective .....

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22 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

 

Did she tell  the hospital that she's had contact with factory workers from Samut Sakhon? Might have made a difference.

 

I think it was mentioned to the doctor, but with Thais they are taught to accept and not to question authority and I am sure the mandate is to only to test as an absolute last resort other than for virus hot spots or track and trace.

 

Not a policy that will show the real Covid 19 situation nationwide, perhaps this is the intention.

 

 

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