The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 91 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning (May 4th), a decline from yesterday that saw 153 cases.
This makes a total of 2,855 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,611 still in medical care, with seven recorded deaths since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.
Additionally, 1,237 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. Over a hundred people were released yesterday alone.
The district-level new cases were as follows today:
Mueang Chonburi with 25, Si Racha 16, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 18, Phanat Nikhom 2, Sattahip 2, Ban Bueng 1, Pan Thong 4, Koh Jan 6, Nong Yai 2, and 5 patients from other provinces transferred to Chonburi for medical care.
The details on today’s cases given were:
2. A private party in the province, 4 cases
3. A risky occupation, meeting 2 people. The exact occupation was not named.
4.1 3 people who went to funerals with prior confirmed patients
4.2 A family of 5
4.3 2 people from local workplaces and prior confirmed patients.
5.People who traveled from other provinces:
5.1 Bangkok, 7 cases
5.2 Rayong Province: 2 people
5.3 Prachinburi 1 person
6. Under investigation- 34 cases
7. Also under investigation, another 30 cases.
Today, a total of 242 contacts were searched, and 1,231 more proactive ones were searched (pending results).
Aggressive searching, 715 more royal vehicles
In the last day, a total of 242 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 1231 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community. All are pending results. Additionally, another 715 people were tested from Royal 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 the closure of dine-in at restaurants.
Chonburi Public Health officials stated that a sharp increase of cases being traced from family members and home gatherings were being found, warning residents that the majority of cases were now at home and not businesses. The vast majority of cases are asymptomatic and many people did not know they were infected, officials added.