The Chonburi Public Health Department announced 49 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in Chonburi this afternoon, the majority in Si Racha.
Si Racha has been the main focus of Public Health Officials for nearly a week now after a cluster from a bar and brewery called the 90 bar has grown to infect over thirty people.
Chonburi now has a total of 567 cases and one previous death from this recent round of Covid-19 cases. The death was a 47-year-old woman with previous health issues.
Today’s cases saw 32 in Si Racha, 6 in Banglamung/Pattaya, 3 in Mueang Chonburi, 3 in Sattahip and 4 originally traced from Rayong. Nearly all are connected to either the bar cluster in Si Racha or illegal gambling in Banglamung.
Today’s cases are comprised of 23 males and 26 females.
Dr. Wichai Thanasopon, the Deputy Director of Public Health for the Chonburi Province stated yesterday that a total of 32 cases have come so far directly from the brewery and 9 people who are close contacts of those cases have also been infected. The remainder of Si Racha cases is mostly associated with previous gambling-related clusters.
A single person who attended a gambling event in Rayong is believed to have started the “super spreader” incident at the brewery and the venue has now recorded a total of 13 employees, 1 musician, and 18 customers that were present at the bar as being Covid-19 positive.
The Chonburi Public Health Department has warned that more cases are likely to come from this cluster although they are engaged in active case finding. (Test and trace).