Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

One new COVID-19 case in Phuket, in Bang Tao, total reaches 192

One new COVID-19 case in Phuket, in Bang Tao, total reaches 192

PHUKET: The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee today (Apr 17) announced one more confirmed case of people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

By The Phuket News

Friday 17 April 2020, 04:04PM

Image: PR Dept

Image: PR Dept

The new case reported today brings the total number of people in Phuket infected with the disease since the outbreak began to 192.

According to the report released this morning, so far people 2,602 have been put under observation for possible infection of the virus, said the report. Of these were one “new cases”.

Of the 2,602 placed under observation, 2,468 “Persons Under Investigation” (PUI) had been checked and gone home. The remaining 134 had or are still receiving hospital treatment, said the report.

Of those, 42 are waiting for test results to confirm whether they have COVID-19.

Thanyapura Health 360

The report noted that 99 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 one new case announced today as follows:

Case 192. A Thai woman, 83, a housekeeper who stayed in Bang Tao. She lived in the same house as Case 189 (see here). She had high risk exposure to people now confirmed as infected with COVID-19 who officials have already placed under quarantine. The woman was showing no signs of infection when she was tested. Fifteen people had high risk exposure to this patient.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Christy Sweet | 18 April 2020 - 13:28:21

Those check points with poorly trained staffers huddled about yakking through cotton fabric are  a great way for a virus to get spread out uniformly throughout communities. Coupled  with an  insufficient lock down of 2 weeks will see Phuket as a global hotspot in about a month.    10 weeks lockdown OR  test everyone now 

goldwing | 18 April 2020 - 12:30:28

I thought you were allowed to travel within your Tambon. Goons at the checkpoint outside Tesco Lotus Cherng Talay would would not let me go to the Cherng Talay Post office, had to turn around. There are about 20 of them standing and sitting around, no social distancing some with masks hung off one ear. They have a little authority and the become little dictators.

Kurt | 18 April 2020 - 11:16:32

Hahahaha, It are the Tambon lockdowns, not the alcohol ban what effects. Alcohol ban is just 'authority show'. Even thai drunk uncles have stock at home as we red.

Christy Sweet | 17 April 2020 - 20:43:29

 Second to last sentence most notably  erred ( I hope)

nbarcroftr | 17 April 2020 - 16:08:59

Great News - who knew the alcohol ban would be so effective? Just one new case in 2 days!


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phuket beaches to open on June 9

Great, I will be at Surin Beach having a swim again at 6 am on the 9th June, it was pretty empty at ...(Read More)

Phuket beaches to open on June 9

No problem cleaning bathrooms at Surin Beach because there are non....(Read More)

Thai student returns from Russia, tests positive for COVID-19

It was always there... it not even came from China.. in France for example they just found out that ...(Read More)

Zero new COVID-19 cases reported in Phuket, total stands at 227

So as everyone is congratulating themselves on the success of this lockdown, we can comfortably say ...(Read More)

Tourist spots, national parks face quotas

Governments all around the world are implementing this sh.. . And it is to stay... but hey, we are a...(Read More)

Pubs, soapy massages eyed for opening

Patong made Phuket and Bangla made Patong. Don't like it? Don't go...(Read More)

Phuket beaches to open on June 9

@friend Shocking news ! @ Kurt Why you complain about an "Orwell" happening ? Isn'...(Read More)

Thai student returns from Russia, tests positive for COVID-19

It is a good idea to check people returning from overseas, but I'm pretty sure that if you teste...(Read More)

Tourist spots, national parks face quotas

My brother told me NEVER add an app to your phone unless you can get it from the Apple store or the ...(Read More)

Governor invites envoys to inspect Phuket 

Wow, the bitter malcontents are out in full force today!...(Read More)