Chonburi Covid-19 cases increase again, driven by private gatherings, to 96 new and confirmed cases

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 96 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 3,298 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,523 still in medical care, with eight recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 1,767 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 93 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 13, Si Racha 25, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 41, Sattahip 1, Ban Bueng 11, and 3 patients from other provinces transferred to Chonburi for medical care.

 

The details on today’s cases given were:

1. 2 people who joined a drinking circle with prior confirmed Covid-19 patients
2. 3 confirmed patients from Samut Prakan Province
3. 28 family members who had close contact with prior confirmed cases
3.2 11 people who were close contacts at workplaces in Chonburi (factories, etc)
4. 2 people in “risky occupations” who had contact with prior confirmed cases (Generally jobs like a taxi driver, supermarket worker, etc. who still meet with the general public)
5. Confirmed close contact with previously confirmed cases but currently investigating a total of 24 cases
6. In the process of investigation in general, 26 cases.

In the last day, a total of 180 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 1610 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community.

All are pending results. Additionally, another 1030 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.

Chonburi Public Health Department officials stated that almost all of the new cases are being driven by private gatherings, primarily small ones with 2-3 people outside of the household having drinks or food together. They continue to urge people to not participate in any activities with anyone outside of their own household at this time and continue to work from home if possible and avoid public places.

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