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All six new Phuket confirmed COVID-19 cases worked or visited Bangla Rd, total cases hit 75

All six new Phuket confirmed COVID-19 cases worked or visited Bangla Rd, total cases hit 75

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee today (Apr 1) announced six more confirmed cases of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, with all six either working on or visiting Bangla Rd in Patong.

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By The Phuket News

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 01:01PM


All six newly announced cases involved people who worked or visited Bangla Rd in Patong. Image: PR Dept

All six newly announced cases involved people who worked or visited Bangla Rd in Patong. Image: PR Dept

The new cases reported today bring the total number of people in Phuket infected with the disease since the outbreak began to 75.

According to the report released this morning, health officials have checked 1,325,678 people at the airport and a further 38,424 checked at “other ports” since the outbreak began.

So far 1,092 people have been put under observation for possible infection of the virus, said the report. Of these were six “new cases”.

Of the 1,092 placed under observation, 970 “Persons Under Investigation” (PUI) had been checked and gone home. The remaining 107 had or are still receiving hospital treatment, said the report.

Of those, 47 are waiting for test results to confirm whether they have COVID-19.

The report noted that 15 people who had been confirmed as infected since the outbreak began had recovered and been discharged from hospital care.

The committee gave limited details of the seven new cases announced today as follows:

Case 70. A Russian woman, 28, who stayed in Patong longer than one month. She often went to Bangla Rd and had contact with foreign tourists. She became ill on Mar 25. Two people had high risk exposure to this patient.

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Case 71. A Thai man, 54, who worked at an entertainment venue on Bangla Rd and had contact with foreign tourists. He became ill on Mar 25. One person had high risk exposure to this patient.

Case 72. A Thai woman, 37, who worked in Patong and often went to Bangla Rd. She became ill on Mar 22. Three people had high risk exposure to this patient.

Case 73. A Thai man, 25, who worked as a security guard for an entertainment venue on Bangla Rd and had contact with foreign tourists. He did not exhibit any symptoms of infection, but was checked as he had high risk exposure to a person who has been confirmed as infected. Fifteen people had high risk exposure to this patient.

Case 74. A Thai woman, 34, who worked at an entertainment venue on Bangla Rd and had contact with foreign tourists. She became ill on Mar 20. Seven people had high risk exposure to this patient.

Case 75. A Thai woman, 26, who worked at an entertainment venue in Bangla Rd and had contact with foreign tourists. She became ill on Mar 22. Two people had high risk exposure to this patient.

The committee noted in today’s report that all new cases are relevant to Bangla Rd.

The committee also noted, “For those who have had high risk exposure but are not experiencing any of the symptoms of infection, please isolate yourselves and avoid meeting people. Wear a face mask at all times and wash your hands frequently with soap or sanitiser.

“If you have a fever, coughing, runny nose or difficulty breathing, please quickly see doctor and do not withhold any information [from health officials],” the report noted.

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isles | 08 April 2020 - 03:15:46

no need for rorry2 to attack everyone they consider a “foreigner .” YOU PEOPLE are very closed minded and need to thank your lucky stars for “foreigners” and for the fact that you are not in a hospital right now. stop blaming people that visit thailand and keep your economy strong. look at your own government and yourselves...both leave a lot to be desired...

isles | 08 April 2020 - 03:09:26

so now rorry2 is a politician?  you have no idea what youre talking about. you make no sense

Pascale | 07 April 2020 - 09:50:13

@Isles.  Get a grip ! Sitting home most of the time seems to affect your mood. No need to attack everyone now because of stupid remarks made by a single politician.

Christy Sweet | 07 April 2020 - 09:04:09

Lot of info coming out about  directly proportional  symptom intensity to the  quantity of virus exposure. Intercourse with sex workers  is extremely high  risk behavior that thousands  engaged in during February and March.   Walling off Patong is a wise  decision- I only worry about how thorough it will be.

isles | 07 April 2020 - 00:18:20

i dont see you complaining when visitors spend money in your stores and give you gratuities that equal more than what you  make in a whole day...
then, theyre not “dirty non mask wearing tourists” are they??  you would be sleeping in your streets that smell like sewage if not for the “dirty non mask wearing tourists”. how dare you

Dicko | 01 April 2020 - 20:16:05

It's clear, foreign tourists are still the problem, everyone who has caught the virus has had contact "with foreign tourists", obviously if Thai people stay on one side of the road and tourists stay on the other the problem will be solved.. 

Rorri_2 | 01 April 2020 - 17:36:15

" or visiting Bangla Rd in Patong," what, did they just suddenly appear  on Soi Bangla... nah, they would have "visited many other roads, oh, of course, that is where you find those virus carrying dirty non-mask wearing foreigners. 

Kurt | 01 April 2020 - 13:21:17

So, the 'Sleep with me hotel' with 200 rooms for persons under investigation is full since there are now 1092 under observation/investigation.  Which more hotels are now on the list to host these people in quarantine?

 

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