Chonburi announces record-breaking high of 1,359 Covid-19 cases with five deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced a record-breaking high of 1,359 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with five deaths today, August 3rd.

This makes a total of 29,129 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 14,026 still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 138 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s five new deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.

Additionally, 477 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 14,965 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 342, Si Racha 314, Banglamung (Pattaya) 314, Panat Nikhom 61, Sattahip 19, Ban Bueang 60, Pan Thong 102, Bor Thong 29, Ko Chan 14, Nong Yai 22, Koh Sichang 3, and 79 new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.

The details on the cases are as follows:

  1. Cluster, the construction site of Benjamas in Ko Chan, 4 cases
  2. Cluster, Alphacast Co.,Ltd. in Mueang Chonburi, 2 cases
  3. A risky occupation, meeting a lot of people- 31 cases This is described as an occupation that is primarily customer-facing, like taxi drivers, cashiers at supermarkets, etc.
  4. 20 medical staff
  5. Many enterprises in Rayong province, 46 cases
  6. Provided a history of traveling to Bangkok – 3 cases, Samut Sakhon – 1 case
  7. Close contacts of confirmed patients, in families – 308 cases, in workplaces – 224 cases, close friends – 18 cases and joined parties – 2 cases
  8. Close contacts of confirmed patients (under investigation), 311 cases
  9. 389 cases are under investigation in general

A total of 1,535 close contact searches were received today with 471 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 TPN media notes that this cluster information appears to be outdated but is what was provided by authorities.

The Chonburi Governor, Phakkhrathon Thianchai, has announced last night (August 2nd) that food from malls and department stores can only be allowed for delivery service, the temporary closure of the Pattaya Passport Office in the Avenue shopping center, and another company.

Chonburi governor announces new orders: Food from malls for delivery service only, temporary closure of Pattaya passport office, and another company

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