The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 39 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 with one new death this morning (May 19th).
This makes a total of 3,809 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 992 still in medical care, with a total of sixteen recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. Details on the death were not immediately released.
Additionally, 2,801 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 73 people were released yesterday.
The district-level new cases were as follows today:
Mueang Chonburi with 6, Si Racha 6, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 13, Sattahip 2, Ban Bueng 2, Pan Thong 5, Ko Chan 3, and two patients were transferred from another province to Chonburi for medical care.
The details on today’s cases given were:
- Close contacts of previous patients
- In families, 5 cases
- In workplaces, 2 cases
- Close contact under investigation 11 cases
- Under investigation in general, 21 cases
In the last day, a total of 172 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 1,819 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community.
All are pending results. Additionally, another 732 people were tested from Royal mobile testing vans and are also waiting for results as officials step up aggressive community testing. Chonburi has also begun proactive mass testing at industrial estates and for workers with social security at “high-risk” locations that have interactions with the general public (like supermarkets, public transportation, restaurant staff, etc) and tested 2,219 cases in this category.
Chonburi Public Health officials are asking for the public to remain working from home if possible and especially to avoid small social gatherings with people who are not members of your own household until the situation improves. This is especially true of “drinking circles” involving alcohol or sharing food, such as a Thai-style BBQ.