Chonburi reports 1,182 new Covid -19 cases with 7 deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 1,182 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with 7 new deaths, August 17th.

This makes a total of 48,218 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 20,711 people still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 257 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s 7 new deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.

Additionally, 1,314 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 27,250 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 260, Si Racha 376, Banglamung (Pattaya) 216, Panat Nikhom 54, Sattahip 15, Ban Bueang 52, Pan Thong 80, Bor Thong 13, Ko Chan 41, Nong Yai 12, Koh Sichang 1, and 62 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, 14 cases
  2. Cluster, Autoliv (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. in Mueang Chonburi, 6 cases
  3. Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products (Thailand) Co., Ltd., 6 cases
  4. Cluster, Denso (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in PAn Thong, 5 cases
  5. Cluster Italian Thai company in Banglamung 5 cases
  6. Risky occupations like taxi drivers, customer-facing roles, 36 cases
  7. Provide history back from risk area in other provinces, 9 cases
  8. 7 medical personal
  9. 16 cases from various enterprises in Rayong
  10. Close contacts in general: in families – 358 cases, in workplaces – 192 cases, close persons – 25 cases and joined a party – 1 case
  11. Close contacts (under investigation), 89 cases
  12. Currently under investigation in general for the source of Covid-19 infection, 413 cases

A total of 1,235 close contact searches were received today with 502 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 TPN media notes that this cluster information appears to be outdated but is what was provided by authorities.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.