Chonburi announces 1,417 Covid-19 cases with nine deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 1,417 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with nine deaths, August 7th.

This makes a total of 34,861 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 16,988 still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 165 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s nine new deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.

Additionally, 776 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 17,708 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 290, Si Racha 399, Banglamung (Pattaya) 244, Panat Nikhom 85, Sattahip 14, Ban Bueang 138, Pan Thong 91, Bor Thong 20, Ko Chan 28, Nong Yai 14, and 94 new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.

The details on the cases are as follows:

  1. A risky occupation, meeting a lot of people- 34 cases
  2. 14 medical staff
  3. Provided a history of traveling to Bangkok – 2 cases
  4. Many enterprises in Rayong province, 50 cases
  5. Close contacts of confirmed patients, in families – 386 cases, in workplaces – 381 cases, close friends, 22 cases, and parties- 2 cases
  6. Close contacts of confirmed patients (under investigation), 123 cases
  7. 403 cases are under investigation in general

A total of 1,623 close contact searches were received today with 228 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 TPN media notes that this cluster information appears to be outdated but is what was provided by authorities.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, 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 and Krabi except when commuting between the three.