Chonburi announces 1,203 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 and one new death

Highlights:

  • 1,203 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi today

  • 3,885 positive ATK (rapid antigen) 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. TPN notes, however, that second confirmed tests are no longer mandatory except for high-risk groups.
  • 1,133 (PCR) and 1,930 (ATK) recovered and were released from medical care

  • One new death

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 1203 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with one new death, March 12th, 2022.

This makes a total of 53,386 cases (PCR) and 56,333 cases (ATK) of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 10,916 (PCR) and 24,663 (ATK) people still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 85 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections at the beginning of this year, January 2022.

Additionally, 1,133 (PCR) and 1,930(ATK) people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi. 42,385 (PCR) and 31,670 (ATK) 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.

Three people were listed as being in serious condition in Chonburi currently, either on a ventilator or pneumonia. All of them were not vaccinated. According to the Chonburi Department of Public Health, the vast majority of recent cases are mild or asymptomatic.
The one new death was 72 with personal health problems and pre-existing conditions. ฺThe person received one dose of the Covid -19 vaccine.
In total, 2,005,491 people in Pattaya and Chonburi have received their first dose of a Covid -19 vaccine which is 86.11 percent of the total Chonburi population. Of those, 305,702 have received their first dose and are what the Thai government calls 608 groups (elders, have chronic health problems, and pregnant) which is 82.64 percent of those in these risk groups in Chonburi.
872,316 people have received their triple dose which is 37.45 percent of the total Chonburi population. Of those, 154,164 are 608 groups which are 41.79 percent of those in these risk groups in Chonburi.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi 225, Si Racha 362, Banglamung (Pattaya) 250, Panat Nikhom 22, Sattahip 88, Ban Bueng 80, Phan Thong 51, ฺBor Thong 12, Ko Chan 15, Nong Yai 3, and 95 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, 78 cases
  2. Cluster, Fujitsu General company in Si Racha, 9 cases
  3. Risky occupations meeting many people, 46 cases
  4. 32 medical personnel
  5. 6 back from other provinces from Bangkok (3), Khon Kaen (1), Prachuap Khiri Khan (1), Prachinburi (1)
  6. Close contacts from previously confirmed cases in families – 285 cases, in workplaces –137 cases, close personal contacts – 80 cases, and joined a party – 2 case
  7. Close contacts of a confirmed patient (under investigation), 53 cases
  8. 475 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.