The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced a record-breaking high of 795 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with two new deaths, July 25th.
This new high comes despite strict rules and restrictions that have seemed to be tightened nearly daily, such as closures of dine-in restaurants, entertainment, beaches, pools, parks, massage, malls, an overnight curfew, gyms, outdoor sports and stadiums, a ban on gatherings of more than 5 people, checkpoints, shutdowns of buses and most domestic flights, a ban on any gatherings around alcohol/parties, playgrounds, non-essential areas at markets and department stores, and more.
Despite all the restrictions, some prominent doctors and even WHO (World Health Organization) advisors have been calling for even more restrictions stating it is the only way to get the current infections, spurred by the so-called Delta variant, under control.
298 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi.
This makes a total of 19,909 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 9,075 still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 96 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s two new deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.
Additionally, 10,738 people in total have now been released from medical care and recovered in Chonburi since this current wave began.
The district-level new cases were as follows today:
Mueang Chonburi 196, Si Racha 182, Banglamung (Pattaya) 231, Panat Nikhom 32, Sattahip 15, Ban Bueang 67, Pan Thong 25, Bor Thong 1, Ko Chan, 4, Nong Yai 7, and 35 new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.
The details on the cases are as follows:
1. Cluster, 11 people from establishments in Panat Nikhom District
2. Cluster, an establishment in Phanat Nikhom District, 1 person
3. Cluster, 5 from business establishments in Mueang Chon Buri District
4. Cluster, 3 from business establishments in Mueang Chon Buri District
5. Risky occupation, meeting a lot of people- 27 cases
6. 13 medical personnel
7. Central Festival Pattaya Beach Shopping Center 9 cases
8. Traveling to risky areas in Bangkok 1 case
9. Many establishments in Rayong Province 14 cases
10. Close contacts:
10.1 237 family member
10.2 A total of 94 co-workers
10.3 23 close contacts/friends of previous patients who were “mingling”
10.4 A total of 3 people who attended an illegal party with a close contact
11. Close contacts (under investigation) 139 cases
12. 171 cases are under investigation in general
13. Proactive surveillance project at Chonrajasornramrung School site 44 people (The school was the testing location for the community, not the source of the outbreak.)
A total of 1,160 close contact searches were received today with 1,101 initial proactive searches, and more proactive search reports are pending.
There are currently, in Chonburi, clusters of Covid-19 at 15 establishments and five markets, 10 construction worker camps, and four communities.
Chonburi is reportedly working closely with the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and monitoring the overall situation. There has been no guarantee of more restrictions or measures at this time but TPN media is keeping an eye on the situation for readers.