Daily cases in Thailand may hit 100k by Songkran says DDC

Covid-19 daily caseloads could top 100,000 by the Songkran festival in the the middle of next month in the worst-case scenario, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

Whether the level of infections will drop or intensify in the weeks ahead depends on how strictly Covid-19 precautions are adopted, said the DDC.

The precautions include refraining from group activities, working from home more, delaying non-essential travel, maintaining a high vaccination rate and practising the VUCA (Vaccine, Universal Prevention, Covid-19 Free Setting and ATK) measures.

The DDC said the most optimistic outlook is one where the precautions are fully implemented, in which case the daily infections will taper off and be maintained at about 20,000 starting in the middle of this month.

In a less optimistic outlook where precautions are being exercised at the current level, daily caseloads are predicted to rise to 50,000 until the Songkran festival.

In the worst-case scenario, in which precautions are not sufficiently practised, infections may well spike to 100,000 a day everyday until the middle of next month, said the DDC.

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