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Thailand reports 756 new COVID-19 infections - but majority from Samut Sakhon

 

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Thailand reported 756 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.

 

However, the vast majority of the new cases were discovered during testing of migrant workers at quarantine facilities and hospitals in Samut Sakhon.

 

Of the new cases, 746 were local transmissions, 724 were discovered from active case finding and 22 from people who self-reported to hospitals. 10 other cases were imported from people entering quarantine.

 

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also reported 233 people had been discharged from hospital having made a full recovery. 

 

4,858 people remain in hospital or held in a migrant worker quarantine centre.

 

No new deaths were reported.

 

Thursday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 16,221, with 76 deaths.

 

The number of new infections and total cases in Thailand since 14 Dec is as follows:

 

14 Dec: +28 (4,237)

15 Dec: +9 (4,246)

16 Dec: +15 (4,261)

17 Dec: +20 (4,281)

18 Dec: +16 (4,297)

19 Dec: +34 (4,331)

20 Dec: +576 (4,907)

21 Dec: +382 (5,289)

22 Dec: +427 (5,716)

23 Dec: +46 (5,762)

24 Dec: +67 (5,829)

25 Dec: +81 (5,910)

26 Dec: +110 (6,020)

27 Dec: +121 (6,141)

28 Dec: +144 (6,285)

29 Dec: +155 (6,440)

30 Dec: +250 (6,690)

31 Dec: +194 (6,884)

1 Jan: +279 (7,163)

2 Jan: +216 (7,379) 

3 Jan: +315 (7,694)

4 Jan: +745 (8,439)

5 Jan: +527 (8,966)

6 Jan:+365 (9,331)

7 Jan:+305 (9,636)

8 Jan:+205 (9,841)

9 Jan:+212 (10,053)

10 Jan:+245 (10,298)

11 Jan:+249 (10,547)

12 Jan:+287 (10,834)

13 Jan:+157 (10,991)

14 Jan:+271 (11,262)

15 Jan:+188 (11,450)

16 Jan:+230 (11,680)

17 Jan:+374 (12,045)

18 Jan: +369 (8,186)

19 Jan: +171 (8,357)

20 Jan: +59 (8,416)

21 Jan: +142 (8,558)

22 Jan: +309 (8,867)

23 Jan: +198 (9,065)

24 Jan: +198 (9,263)

25 Jan: +187 (9,450)

26 Jan: +959 (10,409)

27 Jan:+819 (15,465)

28 Jan:+756 (16,221)

 

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35 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

It will be defeated in Samut Sakhon in a few days time when the mass testing week finishes

I reckon they will keep on mass testing past this week, especially if the number of positives is still high. 

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Just now, DavisH said:

I reckon they will keep on mass testing past this week, especially if the number of positives is still high. 

Yes I think so too, would be crazy not to. Will be evident in the charts if there's a sudden decrease because of lack of testing, even they know that.

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3 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

 

The mass testing will stop when all those in the quarantine facilities have been screened.

Better to stop when the pro active testing/mass testing fails to find further positive cases.

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3 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

Better to stop when the pro active testing/mass testing fails to find further positive cases.

They seem to be happy with the flatline of about 800 so do the same amount of tests everyday and get the same result although they don't seem to keen on saying how many tests were actually done incase people start to ask awkward questions.

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I would be interested to know the Samut Sakhon CFR (Case Fatality Rate)? Something doesn't add up.

 

Maybe this population is 100% under 40 and healthy, with a BMI < 25... 

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1 hour ago, DavisH said:

I reckon they will keep on mass testing past this week, especially if the number of positives is still high. 

That will mean them having to retest the same Immigrant Workers over and over again.

Oh ! wait a minute ...........

 

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1 hour ago, foreverlomsak said:

It hasn't. it's only gone into hiding again, pending the Government announcement of how good they've done and everything is OK again

My post was very sarcastic in nature, Thank you for understanding true sarcasm

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756 new Covid cases in 24 hours, most found during proactive testing in Samut Sakhon

By The Nation

 

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Thursday reported 756 new cases in 24 hours, including 10 who arrived from abroad.

 

Of the new cases, 22 were exposed to the virus while visiting high-risk areas. These include nine in Samut Sakhon, eight from Bangkok and three in Samut Prakan.

 

Proactive testing led to the discovery of 724 cases in Samut Sakhon – 710 foreigners and 14 Thai workers.

 

CCSA assistant spokesman Apisamai Srirangsan said such a large number in Samut Sakhon was due to a search for active cases among communities for the fourth consecutive day, aimed at containing the infection rate in the province within this week.

 

Apisamai said only 15 provinces reported cases in the last four days, lowering the risk of the virus spreading further in the country. A key CCSA meeting on Friday would therefore discuss relaxation of strict anti-Covid measures in each province.

 

However, the cluster linked to DJ Matoom’s birthday has put more people in Bangkok at risk after some patients earlier concealed details of their movements, leading to late preventive responses to the virus and causing more than 200 people to now be categorised as high-risk close contacts, Apisamai said.

 

Health officials are preparing to press charges against such patients who failed to reveal all details of their movements since they are an obstacle to preventing the spread of the virus, she added.

 

Meanwhile, of the infected returnees, five are Thai nationals who flew in from Qatar (1) and the United States (4). Also testing positive are a Portuguese woman who arrived from Brazil, two Russians, an Indonesian, and an American.

 

Meanwhile, 233 patients have recovered and been discharged.

 

As of Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in Thailand has risen to 16,221. Of these, 13,804 contracted the virus domestically, including 6,972 who were found via proactive testing, and 2,417 are returnees. So far, 11,287 have recovered and been discharged, 4,858 patients are still in hospital and the death toll remains at 76.

 

According to Worldometer, as of 10 am, the number of confirmed cases globally has increased to 101.43 million (rising by 590,299 in 24 hours), 73.32 million have recovered, 25.92 million are active cases (110,179 in severe condition) and 2.18 million have died (up by 16,846).

 

Thailand ranks 120th on the global list of most cases. The US tops the list with 26.16 million, followed by India 10.7 million, Brazil 9 million, Russia 3.77 million and the United Kingdom 3.72 million.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30401930

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bkk Brian said:

Better to stop when the pro active testing/mass testing fails to find further positive cases.

More likely when the TAT say it is damaging Thailand's tourism reputation !

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