The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 73 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning (May 11th), a slight rise from yesterday’s 63 cases with one new death.
This makes a total of 3,434 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,485 still in medical care, with ten recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.
Additionally, 1,939 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 94 people were released yesterday.
The district-level new cases were as follows today:
Mueang Chonburi with 3, Si Racha 5, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 49, Phanat Nikhom 1, Sattahip 8, Phan Thong 4, Ko Chan 1, and 2 patients from other provinces transferred to Chonburi for medical care.
The details on today’s cases given were:
- Two confirmed patients from Samut Prakan Province.
- 28 family members who were close contacts to previous confirmed cases
2.2 10 workplace close contacts
- One person who works in a high risk occupation with lots of customer facing
- Under investigation 32 cases
In the last day, a total of 133 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 279 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community.
All are pending results along with what the health department stated is a number of other results also pending. Wider scale testing at factories and high-risk occupations is set to begin this week in Chonburi.
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.