Rayong announces one new confirmed case of Covid –19 with timeline related to Pattaya, Chonburi

Rayong –

The Rayong Public Health Office today (February 11th) has announced one new confirmed case of Covid – 19 Coronavirus with a timeline related to Pattaya, Chonburi.

Rayong now has a total of 581 cases of Covid-19 with one death. The man, aged 45, worked at a high-risk place in Rayong. He had personal health issues disclosed as diabetes and heart disease.

Of those 581, 546 are Thais while 35 are foreigners/migrant workers. Of those 581, 576 are recovered.

The Rayong Public Health Office has also released detail and a timeline of the new confirmed case.

The Thai man, aged 43, does not have any symptoms of the virus. He was found from active case finding in the local community in Rayong in which mobile field Covid-19 vehicles go into “high-risk” areas like migrant camps, places where taxi drivers and bar workers are employed, and factories and test local residents for the virus.

His timeline is below, his specific occupation was not directly stated but based on the timeline appears to be some sort of transportation-related driver:

January 28-29: Go to work / had lunch at the office/went back home

January 30th:  

– Drove to a golf course near Suvarnabhumi (Samut Prakan)

– Stopped at a 7-eleven store in Bang Pakong (Chachoengsao)

– Drove to Terminal 21 Pattaya (Waiting in the car, did not enter the actual mall according to his report, and was not exposed.)

January 31st: Drove to a golf course in Pattaya (Waiting in the car, the name of the course was not given.)

February 6th: Drove to a golf course near Suvarnabhumi (Samut Prakan) (Waiting at the car)

February 7th:

  • Went to Baan Amphoe Market in Banglamung wearing a face mask at all times
  • Drove to a golf course in Pattaya (name of the course was not given.)

February 8th: Stopped at a shop in Map Taphut (Rayong)

February 9th:

  • Drove to Bangkok – Pattaya Hospital (Waiting in the car)
  • Went back to the office
  • Taking Covid -19 active case finding for the office
  • Eating at Kamiko restaurant in (Pattaya)
  • Eating noodles in Soi Poetisarn near a 7- eleven store near Bangkok Pattaya Hospital

February 10: Confirmed with Covid – 19 and is now being treated in Rayong. Despite having no symptoms he has been isolated and is in quarantine. Thailand has a policy that asymptomatic people MUST remain in a hospital or field hospital-related care and may not self-isolate at home.

The Rayong Public Health Office reports that no other confirmed case was found in the office where the confirmed case works. The name of the office and exact job field was not given.

They believe that the man has had Covid – 19 for a long time as his viral load appears to be small and possibly not contagious on top of being asymptomatic, however are taking every precaution regardless.

Story by The Pattaya News

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.