Chonburi Covid -19 confirmed new cases drop to 47

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Department of Public Health announced 47 new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, June 1st, mostly driven by clusters at factories and migrant worker camps.

This makes a total of 4,716 cases of Covid-19 in the current round of infections, with 989 people still under medical care and with a total of 28 recorded deaths in Chonburi since the start of this recent round of infections in early April.

Additionally, 3,699 people in total have now been released from medical care and fully recovered since this current wave began. 50 people were released yesterday.

The district-level new cases were as follows today:

Mueang Chonburi with 17, Si Racha 14, Banglamung (including Pattaya) 1, Pan Thong 6, Nong Yai 2 and seven patients 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 families, 7 cases
  • In workplaces, 6 cases
  1. Infected in a factory in Pluak Dang, Rayong transferred to Chonburi for medical care, 5 cases
  2. Close contacts under investigation, 16 cases
  3. Being investigated, 13 cases

In the last day, a total of 202 close contacts were tested from contact tracing, and 851 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.

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.