Thailand still seems to be struggling getting Covid-19 cases under control, with Thai authorities continuing to state they expect cases to fall, while cases fall one day and then rise again the next.
Covid cases rose again in Thailand today, September 30, 2021 with 11,646 cases compared to yesterday’s 10,414 reported cases. An increase of 1,232 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid cases in Thailand to 1,603,474 since March, 2020.
This after the number of cases fell yesterday.
An additional 107 deaths were also reported by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today.
Most of the latest Covid-19 cases were in Bangkok, which reported 1,630, with Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Chonburi, Nonthaburi, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Chachoengsao, Ayutthaya, Songkhla, Saraburi, Narathiwat, Yala, Phuket and Ubon Ratchathani among those places that also reported high numbers of positive tests.
The main problem as Covid cases rose again in Thailand today is, if the country cannot get a handle on continually high caseloads, it makes it all but impossible for the November 1st reopening to go ahead as planned.
Not with Thais still worrying about the virus spreading, and not when most international tourists will have little interest in visiting a country where daily Covid-19 cases are still high. Particularly if they come from countries that have been able to slow the spread.
The good news, however, is today’s 11,646 new Covid-19 cases may be higher than yesterday, but they are still lower than the 14,000 to 16,000-plus per day that were being reported less than two weeks ago.