Chonburi announces record-breaking high of 1,062 Covid-19 cases with six deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced a record-breaking high of 1,062 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with six deaths, July 31st.

This makes a total of 25,482 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 11,950 still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 126 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s six new deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.

Additionally, 547 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 13,406 people in total have now been released from medical care and recovered in Chonburi since this current wave began.

This record high comes as Chonburi has been under strict Covid-19 restrictions as a maximum control zone for almost two weeks now, as critics state the measures are draconian, like an overnight curfew, ban on dine-in, closure of most types of business that is not “essential” like food and medicine, and even the closure of beaches and parks. Critics also claim the measures don’t seem to be working, as cases have been rising overall. However, supporters of the restrictions claim that cases and hospitalized would be about 20 percent higher without the measures.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi 236, Si Racha 221, Banglamung (Pattaya) 239, Panat Nikhom 81, Sattahip 11, Ban Bueang 148, Pan Thong 63, Bor Thong 22, Ko Chan 6, Nong Yai 7, and 28 new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.

The details on the cases are as follows:

  1. Cluster, Dae-A Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. In Ban Bueng, 12 cases
  2. A risky career, meeting a lot of people, 21 cases. This is described as an occupation that is primarily customer-facing, like taxi drivers, cashiers at supermarkets, etc.
  3. 3 medical personnel
  4. Many businesses in Rayong, 14 cases
  5. Provided a history of traveling to Bangkok 1 case, Khon Kaen, 1 case
  6. Close contacts of confirmed patients in family members, 213, Co-workers at workplaces, 97 cases and close persons in general, 42 cases
  7. Close contacts of confirmed patients (under investigation), 315 cases
  8. Under investigation in general, 343 cases

A total of 1,546 close contact searches were received today with 486 initial proactive searches, and more proactive search reports are pending.

There are currently, in Chonburi, clusters of Covid-19 at 21 establishments and five markets, 10 construction worker camps, and four communities. TPN media notes that this cluster information appears to be outdated but is what was provided by authorities.

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