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

Deckchairs at Pattaya Beach were largely empty on Saturday as a spike in Covid-19 cases drives people away from the once-thriving resort town of Bang Lamung area of ​​Chon Buri. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

Three more 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 has remained high. The number of daily cases has exceeded 1,000 since February 23.

The provincial public health office reported Thursday that the last three deaths were ages 61, 65 and 85. All had an underlying health condition. The 61-year-old received a second dose of the vaccine on October 14 last year and the other two have not been 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 occupations at risk. Twenty-eight were medical workers. Fifteen infected people had traveled from the provinces of Bangkok (6), Chachoengsao (4), Samut Prakan (2), Chiang Mai (1), Nonthaburi (1) or Phetchabun (1).

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

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

Si Racha district recorded the highest number of new cases with 331, followed by Bang Lamung district (294) and Muang district (265). The remaining cases have been reported from other regions, with Si Chang not reporting any infections, according to the provincial public relations office.

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