The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced this morning that the province, which includes popular tourist resort Pattaya City, had 103 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today.
This is roughly the same level of cases found for the past five days, notes The Pattaya News, as thousands of people are tested locally daily. The tests are a combination of proactive testing of employees of entertainment venues in the area as well as contact tracing from previous patients.
The district level of cases were: Mueang Chonburi 8, Si Racha 12, Banglamung (Pattaya area) 47, Sattahip 3, Pan Thong 2, Bor Thong 2, 29 from other provinces brought here for treatment.
Eight people in total have recovered and gone home from 910 current cases. 902 people remain under medical observation. In Thailand, Covid-19 positive people must stay in a hospital, field hospital, or quarantine center and cannot self isolate or stay at home even if they are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. Banglamung Hospital stated earlier this week they were mostly full and moving new patients who were not serious to field hospitals in the area, where dozens of people stay in the same barracks style hospital. Pattaya City Hospital, however, stated they have rooms available for those who need medical care.
The details released on the cases were as follows:
1.1 Bone Pattaya 2 cases
1.2 Cetus club pattaya 1 case
1.3 Friend Zone, Rayong 1 person
1.4 Infinity Si Racha 1 person
1.5 New Version Pub 1 person
1.6 Replay Bang Saen 1 person
1.7 The Box 69 Club Pattaya 1 person
1.8 The Garden168 3 people
1.9 Other entertainment venues in Pattaya, 14 cases
1.10 Other entertainment venues in Mueang Chon Buri 1 case
1.11 Entertainment places in Bangkok, 1 case
- The close contact persons and family members of Covid-19 cases 19 people
- 1 medical personnel
- In the process of investigation, 56 cases
In the last few day, a total of 91 close contacts were searched, and 682 more proactive searches, which are all awaiting results.
Meanwhile, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration or CCSA is set to meet this afternoon to possibly decide on further restrictions for several provinces, including Chonburi.
According to the Public Health Department the vast majority of cases in Chonburi are 18-29 year olds and are over 90 percent asymptomatic, with the remainder of cases nearly entirely mild. This is due to the majority of those infected being young and healthy, according to medical staff, and the current clusters primarily based in and around entertainment venues like bars and clubs.
Residents of Chonburi are being asked to work from home, avoid crowded areas, wear a mask when going outside, and follow other Covid-19 precautions.