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Chon Buri sees 153 new infections of Covid-19, 1 death

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Chon Buri province, home to Pattaya, reported 153 new Covid-19 infections today, along with 1 death. The results from the Department of Public Health are thought to be due to a large increase in pro-active testing. The new infections today make a total of 2,764 infections in the province since the latest wave of Covid hit at the start of April. 1,636 people are still in medical care. The province has seen a total of 7 Covid-related deaths since the latest wave began.

1,121 people have been released from treatment and have fully recovered. The district breakdowns for new infections today…

Chonburi main city area – 59

Si Racha – 17

Bang Lamung (including Pattaya) – 70

Koh Jan – 5

2 patients were transferred to Chonburi from other provinces for medical treatment.

Details of today’s cases…

  1. 1 close contact patient from parties and went to Sukhothai.
  2. Contacts from previous confirmed cases, mostly family, and under investigation
  3. 39 in the process of investigation from active case finding
  4. 31 in the process of investigation

196 close contacts were tested over the past day through contact tracing, and 1,557 people were tested through proactive testing by medical staff going out into the community. 1,146 other people were tested from mobile testing vans. People are still awaiting results.

  • Events or gatherings of more than 20 people are prohibited
  • Dine-in services at restaurants and cafes are prohibited, but takeaway services until 9pm are allowed
  • Stadiums, gyms, fitness centres are closed except for sports facilities that are in open areas. Those facilities must close by 9pm
  • Shopping centres can stay open until 9pm. Arcades and entertainment activities must close until the Covid-19 situation improves

So far, Bangkok, Chon Buri, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, and Samut Prakan have been upgraded to dark red zones.

Today, Thailand reports 2,014 new cases reported by the Thai health ministry. 31 people have died from Covid-related illness as well, a new high. Yesterday the death toll for a single day was 21.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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