Chonburi announces 33 confirmed and new cases of Covid -19 with one new death

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 33 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 with one new death this morning (May 18th).

This makes a total of 3,770 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 1,027 still in medical care, with a total of fifteen recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 2,728 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 156 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 6, Si Racha 11, Banglamung (including Pattaya)11, Panat Nikhom 1, Sattahip 1 and three were transferred from another province to Chonburi for medical care.

The details on today’s cases given were:

  1. Close contacts of previous patients
    • In families, 19 cases
    • In work places, 6 cases
  2. Close contact under investigation 5 cases
  3. Under investigation in general, 3 case

In the last day, a total of 241 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 620 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community.

All are pending results. Additionally, another 569 people were tested from Royal mobile testing vans and are also waiting for results as officials step up aggressive community testing.


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Goong Nang 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 more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, 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.