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Covid-19 infections could escalate to thousands in Thailand

Covid-19 patients in Thailand increased by 122 on Monday (March 23), taking the total to more than 700.

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The number of those who will become infected with Covid-19 could soon escalate to thousands if people don’t strictly follow the social-distancing measure, a top government official warned today (March 23).

The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday announced 188 new cases of the virus, officially known as Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections in Thailand to 599.

Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Supakit Sirilak showed a graph representing the tendency of Covid-19 infections and said Thailand is already in the “golden period” of infections since the country now has 721 cases.

Covid-19 patients in Thailand increased by 122 on Monday (March 23), taking the total to more than 700.

“When the number of those infected reaches 100, the infection rate will escalate quickly, we will face the same situation as Europe, which has been hit by thousands of infections within a short period of time if we don’t follow the measure very strictly.”

Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Supakit Sirilak
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Covid-19 Thailand Situation Report

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report - 15 February 2021 [EN/TH]

COVID-19 situation in Thailand

  • On 15th February, 143 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand bringing the cumulative total number of cases to date to 24,714.Two new deaths were reported today.

  • Of the cases reported in Thailand, 92.6% (22,883) have recovered, 0.3% (82) have died, and 7.1% (1,749) are receiving treatment or are in isolation (1,112 are in conventional hospitals and 637 in field hospitals).

  • The 143 laboratory-confirmed cases reported today include

    • 11 individuals who arrived recently in Thailand and were diagnosed in quarantine facilities.

    • 64 cases detected through the routine surveillance system linked to occupational risk, visiting crowded places or contact with confirmed cases, in Samut Sakhon (27 Thais, 25 Myanmar, 1 Cambodian), Samut Songkhram (1 Thai),
      Nakhon Pathom (8 Thais), and Chonburi (1 Austrian, 1 Chinese).

    • 68 cases identified through active case finding in Bangkok (1), Petchaburi (1), Pathum Thani (50) and Samut Sakhon (16).

  • There is a significant increase in new confirmed cases in several different Provinces – in comparison to previous weeks.

  • During the new wave between 15 December 2020 – 15 February 2021, 20,477 confirmed cases have been reported, of which 5,614 were detected through the routine surveillance system, 13,990 through active case finding, and 873 are individuals who entered Thailand, detected through screening in quarantine. At present, 18,706 have recovered, 1,749 are receiving treatment, and 22 have died.

  • Confirmed cases in the new wave in Thailand have been reported in 63 provinces.

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200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Distributed to 13 Thai provinces

Health authorities are now expected to give the first injection of this COVID-19 vaccine on 1st March, with a subcommittee now working on the priority system which will determine who gets the vaccine first.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – The first 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine which arrived in Thailand today will be distributed to 13 provinces, with frontline health workers and those at higher risk, being the first to receive the vaccine.

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COVID-19 situation in Thailand as of 24 February 2021

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