Chonburi Covid -19 cases rise to 80 with two new deaths

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 80 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, May 29th , with two new deaths which is a major jump in cases from having 42 yesterday.

This makes a total of 4,517 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 929 still in medical care, with a total of 24 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April. Two additional deaths were announced today although details were not released.

Additionally, 3,564 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 35 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 46, Si Racha 6, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 11, Sattahip 4, Ban Bueng 3, Pan Thong 8, Ko Chan 1, and one patient was transferred from another province to Chonburi for medical care.

The details on today’s cases given were:

  1. Cluster at the Celeres company factory in Mueang Chonburi, 3 case
  2. Communities where Thai and migrants workers work in industries and markets live in the Bang Sai sub-district, 36 cases
  3. Contact from previous confirmed cases from Okumura metal factory, 1 case
  4. Contact from previous confirmed cases
  • In families, 10 cases
  • In workplaces, 5 cases
  1. Close contact under investigation, 6 cases
  2. Being investigated, 19 cases

In the last day, a total 215 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 1,063 people were tested in proactive testing when medical staff goes out into the community. All are pending results.

Public health officials continue to urge people to not socialize outside of their direct household until the situation improves. Most cases have come from small social gatherings according to authorities.

Chonburi has significantly stepped up testing at industrial estates and their worker dormitories as well as workplaces in the province, which is a major reason cases rose.

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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.