Chonburi Covid – 19 cases drop to 72 confirmed and new infections with one new fatality

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 72 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning (May 8th), a slight drop from yesterday with one new death.

This makes a total of 3,202 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,520 still in medical care, with eight recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 1,674 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 125 were released yesterday. Today’s cases are the lowest since April 9th, 2021.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 14, Si Racha 9, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 37, Sattahip 4, Ban Bueng 4, Bor Thong 1, Ko Chan 1 and 2 patients from other provinces transferred to Chonburi for medical care.

The details on today’s cases given were:

  1. Back from Nakhon Pathom, 1 case
  2. Contact from previous confirmed cases from Chanthaburi, 1 case
  3. Close contact from previous confirmed case
    1. In work places, 4 cases
    2. In families, 8 cases
    3. Funeral cluster, 1 case
  4. Work in places with many people, 4 cases
  5. Close contact from previous confirmed cases under investigation, 24 cases
  6. In the process of investigation in general 29 cases

In the last day, a total of 192 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 877 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community.

All are pending results. Additionally, another 817 people were tested from Royal mobile testing vans and are also waiting for results as officials step up aggressive community testing.

Details on the new fatality were not given.

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