Chonburi announces 45 confirmed and new cases of Covid -19 with one new death

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 45 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 with one new death this morning (May 17th).

This makes a total of 3,737 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,151 still in medical care, with a total of fourteen recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 2,572 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 91 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 9, Si Racha 8, Banglamung (including Pattaya)18, Sattahip 5, Phan Thong 1 and four were transferred from another province to Chonburi for medical care.

The details on today’s cases given were:

  1. Contact from previous confirmed cases in other provinces
    • Chachoengsao,1 case
    • Rayong, 1 case
  2. Close contacts of previous patients in family members, 8 cases
  3. Close contact under investigation 17 cases
  4. Under investigation in general, 18

In the last day, a total of 421 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 1,222 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community.

All are pending results. Additionally, another 308 people were tested from Royal mobile testing vans and are also waiting for results as officials step up aggressive community testing.

Today is the first official day of Chonburi becoming “light-red” allowing dine-in once more at local restaurants until 11:00 P.M.

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