A Burmese migrant worker was announced as the 654th confirmed case of Covid-19 in Chonburi since the virus broke out in Thailand last year.
The patient, according to the Chonburi Department of Public Health, is a Burmese migrant worker in Si Racha who has lived in Thailand for several years.
The patient was discovered when he went to renew his work permit with the Department of Labor and took a Covid-19 test. He is asymptomatic and has a low level of Covid-19 genetic material and may not be infectious according to the Department of Public Health.
The man has previously worked in Samut Sakhon, Bangkok, Rayong, and Samut Prakan.
The man has been isolated and eight close contacts of his are in the process of being tested, contact traced, and quarantined. Health officials have asked the public for calm and say the situation is under control. It is believed the man may have had the virus during a previous cluster of infections in December and January.