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Nikhil Prasad  Fact checked by:Thailand Medical News Team Feb 06, 2024  2 weeks, 1 day, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago

Thailand Medical: Weekly COVID-19 Infections Rise With 715 New Infections And 8 Deaths!

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Thailand Medical: Weekly COVID-19 Infections Rise With 715 New Infections And 8 Deaths!
Nikhil Prasad  Fact checked by:Thailand Medical News Team Feb 06, 2024  2 weeks, 1 day, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago
Thailand Medical: As the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Thailand finds itself grappling with a concerning resurgence in weekly infections. The period between January 28 and February 3, 2024, has witnessed an alarming spike, marked by 715 new COVID-19 cases and eight unfortunate fatalities. The COVID-19 Information Center has diligently documented the unfolding situation, revealing not only the immediate impact but also the cumulative toll since the beginning of the year.


Weekly COVID-19 Infections Rise With 715 New Infections And 8 Deaths!

Weekly Snapshot
The weekly report discloses a stark reality, with 715 individuals testing positive for COVID-19 within the specified timeframe. Concurrently, the nation mourns the loss of eight lives, further emphasizing the gravity of the situation. Pneumonia cases have surged to 248, while 176 patients find themselves reliant on ventilators, indicative of the strain placed on the healthcare system.
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Hospitalizations and Daily Averages
Breaking down the statistics, the weekly hospitalizations stand at 715 cases, translating to an average of 102 new cases per day. The unfortunate loss of eight lives averages to one fatality each day. These figures paint a distressing picture of the relentless impact of the virus on the Thai population.
 
Private hospitals across Thailand are struggling with an increase of patients with a variety of respiratory infections including COVID-19. However, there are no shortage of COVID-19 hospital beds and hospitals have not reached a critical situation yet.
 
Cumulative Toll
Beyond the weekly surge, the cumulative effect of the pandemic since January 1, 2024, is equally disconcerting. Thailand Medical and health authorities reported that the number of individuals requiring hospitalization has reached 2,679, underlining the persistent challenge faced by the healthcare infrastructure. Tragically, the cumulative death toll has climbed to 34, reflecting the devastating consequences of the virus on the lives of the Thai people.
 
Variants At Play
Data from the COV-Spectrum platform shows that the JN.1 variant now constitutes almost 57% of all reported cases.
 
However, what is concerning is that there are also other newer JN.1 spawns such as JN.1.1, JN.1.4, JN.1.5, JN.1.1.1, JN.1.1.3 and JN.1.6 in circulating in Thailand.
https://cov-spectrum.org/explore/Thailand/AllSamples/Past6M/variants?nextcladePangoLineage=jn.1*&
 
In fact, with a very minimal genomic surveillanc e, it will not be of any surprise if there are more newer JN.1 spans circulating in the country.
 
Strange Symptoms
There are reports emerging that many infected with COVID-19 are manifesting symptoms that are not typical with the JN.1 variant. Many are reported having sudden high fevers, brain fog and heavy heads, chronic fatigue and pain in the limbs with many complaining of walking issues. There have been also a growing number of hospitalized patients developing viral encephalitis. And there are no reported cases of associated gastrointestinal issues unlike symptoms of JN.1 reported in other countries.
 
Call for Vigilance
Amidst the escalating crisis, health authorities and the public alike are urged to remain vigilant in the face of the virus. The threat of COVID-19 persists, necessitating a concerted effort to adhere to safety measures, vaccination drives, and proactive healthcare practices. The data underscores the imperative need for collective action to mitigate the impact of the virus and protect the well-being of the Thai population.
 
Conclusion
Thailand's battle against COVID-19 has entered a critical phase, marked by a weekly surge in infections and a distressing number of fatalities. The need for a unified response, including public adherence to safety protocols and an expedited vaccination campaign, has never been more apparent. As the nation navigates this challenging period, a resilient and cooperative effort is essential to curbing the spread of the virus and safeguarding the health and future of its citizens.
 
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