Covid19 cases in Chonburi, home of Pattaya, rise to 153 new and confirmed positive cases

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 153 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 with one additional death this morning (May 3rd), following a major increase in community testing.

This makes a total of 2,764 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,636 still in medical care, with seven recorded deaths since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 1,121 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. Today’s cases marked an overall increase in infections but were driven by a major increase in community testing.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 59, Si Racha 17, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 70, Koh Jan 5, and two patients from other provinces transferred to Chonburi for medical care.

The details on today’s cases given were:

  1. One close contact patient from parties and went to Sukhothai.
  2. Contacts from previous confirmed cases, mostly family, and in the process of investigation
  3. In the process of investigation from active case finding, 39
  4. In the process of investigation, 31

In the last day, a total of 196 close contacts were being tested from contact tracing, and 1557 people were being tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community. All are pending results. Additionally another 1,146 people were tested from mobile testing vans and are also waiting for results as officials step up aggressive community testing.

Chonburi officials are asking people to continue to stay home, socially distance, and follow other Covid-19 related measures to control the situation. Chonburi officially became deep red according to a government zoning program based on Covid19 cases, which brings additional restrictions for at least two weeks such as closure of dine-in at restaurants.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.