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Thailand to Stop Reporting Daily Covid-19 Cases, Shift to Bi-Monthly Reports of Symptomatic Cases

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Say goodbye to the daily scorecard of new coronavirus cases. Thailand finally will stop reporting each day’s confirmed Covid-19 cases as the pandemic winds down.

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration said it will report new cases only twice a month, every other Thursday. Exceptions will be made if the CCSA meets or makes announcements on a Thursday.

The start date for the change to bi-monthly reporting wasn’t announced. For the record, on Sunday, Thailand reported 3,236 confirmed cases and 28 deaths.

While all positive RT-PCR coronavirus tests normally are counted as newly confirmed cases, the CCSA will also shift to reporting only symptomatic cases and hospitalizations. It previously had stopped reporting positive antigen tests.

CCSA spokeswoman Sumanee Wacharasint said the number of serious Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Thailand have been on the decline, leading to the lifting of disease-control measures previously imposed.

Authorities are now allowing foreign tourists to enter the kingdom without needing to quarantine, while permitting nightlife entertainment venues to reopen.

With the lifting of these measures, Sumanee warned that the number of cases could rise again. He therefore urged the public to continue complying with the “universal protection” measures and other disease control practices, including getting vaccine booster injections.

To ensure a safe transition to the endemic phase, the Public Health Ministry is working to ensure sufficient availability of beds, treatments and doctors for patients.