Chonburi reports 1,223 new Covid -19 cases with 9 deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 1,223 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with 9 new deaths, August 16th.

This makes a total of 47,036 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 20,850 people still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 250 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s 9 new deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.

Additionally, 1,110 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 25,936 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 219, Si Racha 458, Banglamung (Pattaya) 223, Panat Nikhom 53, Sattahip 10, Ban Bueang 71, Pan Thong 77, Bor Thong 36, Ko Chan 1, Nong Yai 18, and 57 new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.

The details on the cases are as follows:

  1. Cluster, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Si Racha District, 13 cases
  2. Cluster, Summit Lame Chabang Auto Body Work Co., Ltd. in Si Racha, 9 cases
  3. Cluster, Sang Kajoen Co., Ltd. in Si Racha, 9 cases
  4. Cluster, Thai Maintech Co.,Ltd. in Si Racha, 7 cases
  5. Cluster, Chicony Electronics (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. in Pan Thong, 7 cases
  6. Risky occupations like taxi drivers, customer-facing roles, 33 cases
  7. 8 medical personnel
  8. Contact with previous confirmed cases from other provinces, 2 cases
  9. 31 cases from various enterprises in Rayong
  10. Close contacts in general: in families – 241 cases, in workplaces – 217 cases and close persons – 14 cases
  11. Close contacts (under investigation), 201 cases
  12. Currently under investigation in general for the source of Covid-19 infection, 431 cases

A total of 1,393 close contact searches were received today with 501 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 TPN media notes that this cluster information appears to be outdated but is what was provided by authorities.

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