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69 coronavirus-related deaths were reported by the CCSA today, raising the pandemic’s death toll in Thailand to 23,369 with 1,671 of those fatalities since the start of this year. In the 24-hour period since the last count, the CCSA recorded 18,943 new Covid-19 cases and 25,005 recoveries. There are now 224,328 people in Thailand being treated for Covid-19. Out of the new cases recorded today, 34 were found in correctional facilities. More than 80,000 inmates at Thailand’s overcrowded prisons and detention centres have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past several months. Since the start of the pandemic last year, […]

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Under-reported?  Nah...    Our tambon had (according to actual cases sent to the local hospital) 63 cases.  The neighbouring tambon had 101.  The whole Amphur had god knows how many. 

 

Yet....  according to the Government's [fantasy] report on covid cases, the entire Chiang Wat has less than our local tambon.

 

hmmmm

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PCR confirmation is required.

if your PCR capacity is for example 25000 you will never exceed this figure.

it's clever.

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19 hours ago, Cabra said:

Most definitely under reported. Yet still leas than 70 new deaths per day. That's what you need to pay attention to. 

During all of last year the positivity rate of PCR tests was around 35%-40%, which is an astonishing number. To give you an example for comparison, in the US the rate never got above 3%-5%.

In Malaysia next door, with 1/3 of the population, they were conducting more PCR tests daily for most of last year. Thailand had found a basic, and crude, way to look respectable on the global Covid table.

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