Chonburi announces 659 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 with one new death

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 659 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today with one new death, July 17th.

659 is a new record high for cases in the province. However, 246 people were also released and recovered yesterday in Chonburi.

This makes a total of 14,715 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 5,877 still under medical care/supervision, and with a total of 76 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. The details on yesterday’s deaths were not given, which is standard for the health department.

Additionally, 8,762 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 137, Si Racha 181, Banglamung (Pattaya) 156, Panat Nikhom 15, Sattahip 11, Ban Bueang 59, Pan Thong 42, Bor Thong 34, Ko Chan 2, Nong Yai 1, Koh Si Chang 1, and 20 new cases transferred from other provinces for medical care.

The details on the cases are as follows:

  1. Cluster, Prime Products Industry, Bor Thong District, 26 cases
  2. Cluster, an unnamed school in Ban Bueng District, 2 cases
  3. Proactive case finding at workers project, 45 cases
  4. Risky occupation, meeting a lot of people, 5 cases
  5. 2 medical personnel
  6. New Thai Wheels Manufacturing Co.,Ltd. In Rayong, 8 cases
  7. Traveling from high-risk areas in
    • Bangkok, 3 cases
    • Pathum Thani, 1 cases
    • Nonthaburi, 1 case
  8. Other close contacts:
    • close contact person, 4 cases
    • In parties, 5 cases
  9. Other close contacts:
    • In families, 256 cases
    • In workplaces, 95 cases
  10. Close contacts (under investigation), 79 cases
  11. Currently under investigation in general, 127 cases

A total of 995 close contact searches were received today with 1,829 initial proactive searches, and more proactive search reports are pending.

There are currently, in Chonburi, clusters of Covid-19 at 14 establishments and five markets, 10 construction worker camps, and four communities.

More restrictions are widely expected to be announced by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration or CCSA sometime soon as announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha last night.

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.