Chonburi announces 548 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 and two new deaths

Highlights:

  • 548 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi today

  • 680 positive ATK tests were reported but all require a second confirmed PCR test before being counted as official cases. The ATK positive tests are just “possible” cases until confirmed by PCR.
  • 544 people recovered and were released from medical care

  • Two new deaths

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 548 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with two new deaths, February 15th, 2022.

This makes a total of 26,071 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 6,616 people still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 34 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections at the beginning of this year, January 2022.

Additionally, 544 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 19,421 people in total have now been released from medical care and recovered in Chonburi since this current wave of Covid-19 began at the beginning of this year, January 2022.
Four people were listed as being in serious condition in Chonburi currently, either on a ventilator or pneumonia. One of them was not vaccinated. According to the Chonburi Department of Public Health, the vast majority of recent cases are mild or asymptomatic.
The two new deaths were at the age of 84 and 61 with personal health problems and pre-existing conditions. Both of them were not vaccinated.
In total, 1,959,924 people in Pattaya and Chonburi have received their first dose of a Covid -19 vaccine which is 84.15 percent of the total Chonburi population. Of those, 302,931 have received their first dose and are what the Thai government calls 608 groups (elders, have chronic health problems, and pregnant) which is 81.89 percent of those in these risk groups in Chonburi.
707,923 people have received a triple dose of a Covid-19 vaccine which is 30.40 percent of the total Chonburi population. Of those, 121,693 are 608 groups which are 32.90 percent of those in these risk groups in Chonburi.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi 117, Si Racha 134, Banglamung (Pattaya) 126, Panat Nikhom 31, Sattahip 40, Ban Bueng 13, Phan Thong 28, ฺBor Thong 2, Ko Chan 3, Nong Yai 1, and 53 people transferred from other provinces for medical care.
The details on the cases are as follows:
1. Work and stayed in Rayong, transferred from other provinces for medical care, 47 cases
2. Cluster, Aisin Takaoka Asia company in Phan Thong, 6 cases
3. Risky occupations meeting many people, 19 cases
4. 8 medical personnel
5. 9 back from other provinces from Bangkok (2), Khon Kaen (2) Chiang Mai (2), Nakhon Phanom (1), Samut Prakan (1), and Surin (1)
6. Close contacts from previously confirmed cases in families – 156 cases, in workplaces –42 cases, close personal contacts – 29 cases, and joined a party – 8 case
7. Close contacts of a confirmed patient (under investigation), 23 cases
8. 201 cases close contacts of a confirmed patient (under investigation)

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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 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.