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Thailand on Sunday (May 16) reported 2,302 new COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths.

 

Sunday’s cases bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand to 101,447 with  589 deaths. 

 

On Saturday, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration announced adjustments to the colour-coded zone map for provinces in Thailand. 

 

The changes include downgrading provinces from the most severely affected Dark Red zones and Red zones to an Orange categorisation.

 

Chonburi and Chiang Mai were moved from the Dark Red  zones to Red and Orange, respectively. Phuket was also downgraded to an Orange Zone.

 

While Bangkok will remain a Dark Red Zone, restaurants will be allowed to resume dine in services, albeit operating at 25 percent capacity and having to close at 9pm.

 

Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan will also remain as Dark Red zones.

 

Another 17 provinces are in red zones, risk areas where restaurants can serve customers until 11 p.m. and 56 provinces are in orange areas, where there are no dining restrictions.

 

Malls nationwide will still close at 9 p.m. and entertainment venues remain closed.

 

Thailand has administered 2.2 million vaccine doses to frontline workers and high-risk groups so far and a broader vaccination drive is expected to start in June. An app for foreigners is also being developed to allow them to register for inoculation, said Natapanu Nopakun, a foreign ministry spokesman.

 

"Walk-in vaccinations will be available soon. Provinces that are ready can commence immediately. Foreigners can walk into these locations when they are announced," he said.

 

The new zoning and other easing of  restrictions take effect on Monday.

 

*Reuters contributed to this report.

 

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Oh, that's great, so they tested 69,799,978 of Thailand population?   Thanks for the perspective. 

Before anyone starts pointing out that this is mainly in Bangkok.   Bangkok is part of Thailand, its not like Myanmar or Cambodia where we can blame people crossing over for starting the out

101,447 out of the total population of Thailand at 69,799,978 is 0.145 percent of the total population.    Deaths are 0.00084 percent of the total population of the nation.    Just

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13 minutes ago, Em150 said:

Well I never. With boring predictability, we are asked to believe there are roughly 2,000 cases again 😴

 

It is consistent because the number of tests done and types of people tested are consistent

 

by their very own guide - they do not test people who do not have symptoms so those who are asymptomatic are completely bypassed 

 

estimates based on studies

 

Percent of infections that are asymptomatic   30%
Infectiousness of asymptomatic individuals relative to symptomatic   75%
Percentage of transmission occurring prior to symptom onset   50%
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Just now, jmccarty said:

The restrictions work!

Sure. If you think so. Did you not notice that today there is no breakdown of population and prison population infections. Doesn't this raise a question in your mind?

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36 minutes ago, Em150 said:

Well I never. With boring predictability, we are asked to believe there are roughly 2,000 cases again 😴

Let’s use Chonburi as an example.

 

~1,000 tests conducted, some 48 new infections found.

 

What percent of the Thai population lives in Chonburi province? If you do the math, the resulting extrapolation more or less is consistent with the national numbers.

 

so, do you think the Chonburi sample is too small? Or is it all fake?

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7 minutes ago, smedly said:

When an infection erupts the way coronavirus has exploded in Wuhan, China, and elsewhere in the world, public-health experts try to gauge the potential for an epidemic—or, worse, a pandemic—by calculating the pathogen’s basic reproduction number.

The figure, generally written as R0 and pronounced “R naught,” is an estimate of how many healthy people one contagious person will infect. Because viruses spread exponentially, a few cases can quickly blow up to an overwhelming number. An R0 of two suggests a single infection will, on average, become two, then four, then eight.

Until the infection is contained or runs its course, the doubling will continue.

Unless restrictions are in place which reduce the infection rate. Like in the UK last December.

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16 minutes ago, Bkk Brian said:

Before anyone starts pointing out that this is mainly in Bangkok.

 

Bangkok is part of Thailand, its not like Myanmar or Cambodia where we can blame people crossing over for starting the outbreak. No we have our own epicenter right here in heart of Thailand.

 

Nowhere is safe until the outbreak is fully under control and extinguished completely there. The way things are going thats far from the case. All provinces are liable to further outbreaks while this is ongoing and those provinces that have done well to contain and reduce the numbers need to be very cautious how they ease measures unless they want it to creep right back up again. A never ending cycle.


Weeks ago when we were in double or triple digits there were a handfull of posters trying to say we were doomsayers, complaining and Thailand's health service was excellent and more than capable of dealing with those numbers. Those same people are now saying oh its contained at 2,000 a day flatline. Its not, far from it.


 

The data shows that infection numbers in the general population are not growing much.

 

On the other hand, it’s pretty obvious that the numbers in prisons are awful. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were 100,000 infections right now in the prisons. The situation may be so bad that the authorities will count prison infections separately.

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19 minutes ago, dinsdale said:

Sure. If you think so. Did you not notice that today there is no breakdown of population and prison population infections. Doesn't this raise a question in your mind?

No.  This is Thailand.

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21 minutes ago, smedly said:

 

It is consistent because the number of tests done and types of people tested are consistent

 

by their very own guide - they do not test people who do not have symptoms so those who are asymptomatic are completely bypassed 

 

estimates based on studies

 

Percent of infections that are asymptomatic   30%
Infectiousness of asymptomatic individuals relative to symptomatic   75%
Percentage of transmission occurring prior to symptom onset   50%

Except for mass testing used to determine the positivity rate. This amounts to many thousands of tests a day.

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54 minutes ago, Em150 said:

Well I never. With boring predictability, we are asked to believe there are roughly 2,000 cases again 😴

Would you rather it be 20,000?

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41 minutes ago, dinsdale said:

Sure. If you think so. Did you not notice that today there is no breakdown of population and prison population infections. Doesn't this raise a question in your mind?

 

Understood. Should have been reported and included today, but if not then surely we will see them tomorrow 

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