Chonburi announces 187 cases of Covid-19, another rise, with two new deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 187 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 with two new deaths today, June 21st.

This is the highest number of cases since the start of the recent round of infections in April, driven by two large clusters at migrant worker dormitories in Mueang Chonburi and Si Racha.

This makes a total of 6,293 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,334 still in medical care, and with a total of 37 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 4,922 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 34 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi 109, Si Racha 58, Banglamung 8, Panat Nikhom 1, Sattahip 5, Ban Bueng 3, and three new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.

The details on the cases are as follows:

  1. Migrant community dormitory in Si Racha, 43 cases
  2. Cluster at New Market Mueang Chonburi, 38 cases (Active case finding)
  3. Cluster in Soi Ratchaprasit, Mueang Chonburi, 18 cases
  4. Cluster in Soi Bang Sai, 10 cases
  5. Cluster at the Morning Market Sattahip, 2 cases
  6. Risky occupations that meets a lot of people, 5 cases
  7. Migrant community dormitory in Khao Kansong, Si Racha, 5 cases
  8. Close contact of a confirmed patient from Samut Prakan, 2 cases
  9. Close contact from a confirmed patient from Nong Bua Lamphu, 2 cases
  10. Close contact of a confirmed patient from Chachoengsao, 1 cases
  11. Close contact of a confirmed patient from Bangkok, 1 case
  12. Overall close contacts of confirmed patients:

27 family members
8 co-workers

13. Close contact of confirmed patients (Which is under investigation) 6 cases

14. 19 cases are under investigation in general

A total of 511 contact searches were received today, 2,061 initial proactive searches, and more proactive search reports are pending.

The Chonburi Governor, Phakkhrathon Thianchai, ordered the closure of three locations yesterday, June 20th, 2021, to control the spread of Covid-19.

Chonburi governor orders closure/lockdown of three locations to control Covid-19 spread in the province

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.