Chonburi Covid-19 cases fall to 57, lowest in over a month

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 57 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 this morning (May 12th), the lowest number of cases since April 9th.

This makes a total of 3,491 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,430 still in medical care, with ten recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 2,051 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 112 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 18, Si Racha 9, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 21, Sattahip 1, Ban Bueang 2, and Phan Thong 6.

The details on today’s cases given were:

  1. 12 close contacts in family members from previous patients and 6 co-workers at places of employment

2. Under investigation for 39 cases

In the last day, a total of 320 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 485 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 still set to begin this week in Chonburi.

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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