Covid-19 cases may double daily

The Delta Variant, that is said to spread more rapidly than other strains of Covid-19 and likely to cause more severe symptoms, has recently been detected in Thailand.

Additionally, the number of Covid-19 patients in critical condition and placed on ventilators have increased.

Due to the fast-spreading nature of the variant, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is preparing for the number of daily Covid-19 cases to double over the next several weeks.

Here’s how the Thai Government plans to tackle the spread.

Recent Covid-19 updates:

Bangkok’s airport to host field hospital

At 3PM on 7th July 2021, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) stressed that Covid-19:Delta Variant infection rates may go up to 10,000 cases daily within the next two weeks. The spokesperson further mentioned that many countries have seen a 100% increase in cases due to the Delta variant, according to National News Bureau Thailand.

To prepare for an increase in Covid-19 cases, a new field hospital is being set up at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The announcement was made 3.34 minutes into the broadcast.
Screenshot: NNT- National News Bureau of Thailand

The Ministry of Public Health plans to transform the airport’s new “Satellite 1 Terminal” into a field hospital with 5,000 beds in August, reported The Thaiger.

In order to prevent the spread of the new infectious strain, the CCSA has asked that we avoid inter-provincial travel.

Bangkok is an epicentre for cases

The recent surge of Covid-19 cases has been attributed to factories and camps spread throughout Bangkok, making the capital the epicentre of the recent outbreak. Today, Bangkok accounts for 1,549 out of 6,519 new cases.


Image credit: PR Thai Government

52% out of 936 samples taken from infected persons in Bangkok present the Delta variant, according to the National News Bureau.

Thus, those who live high-risk areas should stay away from crowded places.

Socialise through the internet

Medical personnel have been working around the clock to keep all of us safe from Covid-19.

We can help them, and ourselves, by keeping away from high-risk areas. Better yet, we can stay home until the coast is clearer – with modern tech, it’s still possible to socialise with our loved ones. Plus, it can be even cheaper for us to hang out with our friends online.

Cover image adapted from: @orathaisiriburi (Left), @kittipongjeng (Right)
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