Chon Buri reports 3 Covid deaths, 1,217 new cases

Chon Buri reports 3 Covid deaths, 1,217 new cases

Sunbeds at Pattaya beach were largely empty on Saturday, as the surge in Covid-19 cases keeps people away from the once-thriving resort city in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung area. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Sunbeds at Pattaya beach were largely empty on Saturday, as the surge in Covid-19 cases keeps people away from the once-thriving resort city in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung area. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

Another three Covid-19 deaths and 1,217 new infections were reported in Chon Buri on Thursday, with most of the new cases in Si Racha, Bang Lamung and Muang districts.

The rate of infections in this eastern province remained high. The number of daily cases has surpassed 1,000 since Feb 23.

The provincial public health office on Thursday reported that the three latest fatalities were aged 61, 65 and 85 years. All had an underlying health condition. The 61-year-old received a second dose of vaccine on Oct 14 last year and the two others were not vaccinated.

The new cases were a mix of local cases and infected people from other provinces who sought treatment in Chon Buri. 

Of the 1,217 new cases, 57 were infected people from Rayong. Thirteen cases were linked to three clusters – Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Product (Thailand) Co in Muang district (5), Vandapac Co in Muang district (5), and Fujitsu General Co in Si Racha district (3), according to the Chon Buri public relations office Facebook page.

Fifteen of the new patients had at-risk occupations. Twenty-eight were medical workers. Fifteen infected people had travelled from Bangkok (6), Chachoengsao (4), Samut Prakan (2), Chiang Mai (1), Nonthaburi (1) or Phetchabun (1) provinces.

Another 463 people came into contact with confirmed cases – family members (222), workplaces (166), people close to them (69) and from parties (6).

Seventy-seven cases came into contact with confirmed cases and they were under disease investigation. The remaining 549 cases were still under investigation.

Si Racha district logged the highest number of new cases at 331, followed by Bang Lamung district (294) and Muang district (265). The remaining cases were reported in other areas, with Si Chang reporting zero infections, according to the provincial public relations office.


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