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Thailand on Monday (May 10) reported 1,630 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths.
 
Monday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 85,005 with 421 deaths. 

 

The news comes as people who have concealed information to medical staff are being blamed for the spike of COVID-19 cases. 

 

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@TallGuyJohninBKK keep up the good work. I for one very much appreciate your updates and useful links.

Thailand on Monday reported 22 new COVID deaths, its third highest daily total of the pandemic, and 1,630 new cases as the numbers of patients hospitalized in critical condition reached a near record

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Just now, anchadian said:

 

 

The Thais were very successful controlling covid last year. But this highly contagious UK variant is a different beast and resulted Moe deaths and more infections than last year. 

 

RIP French Lady

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15 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Over 300 Transport Ministry staff infected with Covid-19 since March

 

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Sunday that from March 1 to May 9, 303 officials of the ministry had contracted Covid-19, or 0.27 per cent of total staff.

 

Of these, 161 persons are being treated, 140 persons have been cured and two have died. The two deceased staffers were working with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA).

 

“Another 1,640 officials, or 1.39 per cent of total staff, had been quarantined as they had contact with persons who tested positive,” he added.

 

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https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40000708

 

So they are transporting who exactly?  Or the ministry office itself has a cluster?

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22 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Is treatment for COVID-19 really free in Thailand?

 

Despite the government’s repeated assurance that treatment for COVID-19 is free, not everyone is convinced. Copies of hefty hospital bills for COVID care are circulating widely on social media platforms.

 

One patient was hit with a bill of Bt937,979 for 16 days in a private hospital, which included three days in intensive care (ICU). Another had to pay Bt989,670 for 17 days in hospital, 13 of which were spent in ICU.

 

People who need COVID-19 treatment should therefore study their options carefully, including which services are free.

 

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https://www.thaipbsworld.com/is-treatment-for-covid-19-really-free-in-thailand/

 

Note: The upshot from the details in the full article seems to be, if you pick your own hospital facility instead of the one the government assigns you, you're on the hook for a lot of expenses beyond a nominal daily room fee coverage. The full article is well worth a read.

 

 

The Gov offers a free service and that's exactly what you get a service free treatment.Hang on that doesn't sound right.

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3 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

So they are transporting who exactly?  Or the ministry office itself has a cluster?

They do, but their cluster is not one you can repeat here on TV.Apparently it's a pretty big one.

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53 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Thailand on Monday reported 22 new COVID deaths, its third highest daily total of the pandemic, and 1,630 new cases as the numbers of patients hospitalized in critical condition spiraled upward to a new record level. Total cumulative cases reached 85,005.

 

The 1,630 daily new cases number was a considerable decline from the 2,101 cases reported Sunday and was the lowest daily total in 11 days since the 1,583 cases reported April 30. But the recent broader seven-day averages of new cases in Thailand lately have begun trending upward again.

 

The new deaths tally brought Thailand’s total since the start of the pandemic to 421. The only higher daily death tolls had been the high of 31 reached on May 3, and 27 tallies each reached on May 4 and May 7. Those numbers seem destined to continue growing higher.

 

Over the weekend, the number of patients hospitalized in critical condition took a huge jump on Sunday to a record 1,442 patients, up 304 patients or almost 27 percent from the 1,138 tally just the day before. That also was the largest spike in critical condition COVID patients by far since the start of the pandemic.

 

The seven-day rolling averages for COVID in Thailand – a measure used by many health agencies because it tends to even out the daily fluctuations – shows cases trending upward to 2,032 per day as of May 8, while deaths for now had plateaued at 22 per day, according to tracking by the website Our World in Data.

 

"But the recent broader seven-day averages of new cases in Thailand lately have begun trending upward again."

That is not strictly true, until it passes the peak a few weeks back it is still in a plateau phase and today's figure will create a downturn. Whether that reverses and passes the previous peak, only time will tell.

 

The UK saw  a delay  of 18 days  between the peak in infections and the peak in deaths, on a similar basis the death figures today would reflect the cases about the 22nd of April, so we can expect to see a continued rise in deaths before they start to fall.

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Do we have any yet?
 
 
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
 
For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine.
Source: CDC
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12 minutes ago, sandyf said:

"But the recent broader seven-day averages of new cases in Thailand lately have begun trending upward again."

That is not strictly true, until it passes the peak a few weeks back it is still in a plateau phase and today's figure will create a downturn. Whether that reverses and passes the previous peak, only time will tell.

 

It does not have to pass the previous peak for it to trend back up.

 

Passing the peak just means a new all time high, we're not there yet and hopefully will stay below it.

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Last week, the CCSA spokesman said they were going to update the current Mor Prom app to allow foreigners to register with their passport numbers (hasn't happened yet!).  In the past, though, they'd talked about a separate app... Time will tell.

 

The CCSA spokesman also identified Bangrak Hospital in Bangkok as a venue that will specifically be set up to handle COVID vaccinations for foreigners once those commence.

 

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1 hour ago, anchadian said:
Do we have any yet?
 
 
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
 
For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine.
Source: CDC

I've got another activity to add to that list.

 

To demonstrate that the results of original and ongoing clinical trials of licensed vaccines aren't bogus, fully vaccinated people arriving in Thailand can spend north of B50,000 and  15 days in quarantine. Give 'em something to do while the bars are closed...

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6 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

Phuket ICU beds near critical shortage

PHUKET: The number of beds available for COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units (ICU) at Phuket government hospitals is nearing ‘critical’, Vachira Phuket Hospital Director Dr Chalermpong Sukontapol has revealed.

 

https://www.thephuketnews.com/photo/listing/2021/1620621578_1-org.jpg

 

 

https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-icu-beds-near-critical-stage-79958.php

It only they were already prepared, but alas, this is Thailand.  They took steps too lightly.

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