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Phuket marks 104 new COVID cases

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) marked a record 104 new local COVID-19 infections on the island yesterday (Aug 11), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 1,713.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 12 August 2021, 09:00AM

The PPHO report, marked as accurate as of 8:20pm last night, also marked one more Phuket Sandbox arrival confirmed as infected, and one more one new infection confirmed under the subcategory “New cases from foreign countries”.

The 104 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections on the island in the past seven days to 396, as follows:

  • Aug 5 - 33 new cases
  • Aug 6 - 40 new cases
  • Aug 7 - 40 new cases
  • Aug 8 - 81 new cases
  • Aug 9 - 61 new cases
  • Aug 10 - 37 new cases
  • Aug 11 - 104 new cases

The current total of 1,713 infected in Phuket since Apr 3 does not include nine people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces and 21 returning from other countries and testing positive.

The current Phuket tally also does not include 35 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy, or the 53 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since the Sandbox scheme began on July 1.

According to the PPHO COVID report for yesterday, 697 people were now under medical care or supervision, with a total of 1,077 people discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3.

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The PPHO daily COVID situation report is now presented in a format reporting the number of hospital beds available for COVID patients on the island.

The report yesterday marked that Phuket currently has in total 797 beds available for COVID patients, with 570 of the beds occupied, and the remaining 227 beds still available.

The report also marked that of the COVID patients in care 20 were designated as ‘Red patients’ (zero change from yesterday); 199 were designated ‘Yellow’ patients (+18) and the remaining 351 were ‘Green’ patients (+10).

The PPHO COVID report for yesterday marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 14.

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maverick | 13 August 2021 - 10:35:54

I spent the day diving yesterday - 3 sandboxers on the boat couldn’t be happier enjoying their vacation away from the heat of Dubai - easier to get a beer here that Dubai in Ramadan - perspective! 2 dive oats out yesterday industry has been devastated on Phi Phi nothing ! Some will not recover 

Kurt | 13 August 2021 - 09:35:08

@BoysurfNaiharn, perhaps Phuket Officialdom is panicking now about figures  rising instead of down as they 'hoped' for, based on nothing, 2 weeks ago. Now they don't want population to see their containing failure and not want to make them panicking. Something the population doesn't anyway.

Kurt | 13 August 2021 - 09:28:04

Much of the 'Sandbox' is complete idiotism. Like: Fully vaccinated friends returned from Europe with dictated insurance/COE., fully vaccinated with quality vaccines. After arrival back on Phuket must stay in SHA hotel, 2 km from their own house. In day time they can stay in their house, but before midnight they must be back to sleep in SHA hotel. This can only be 'ordered' by some ...

Kurt | 13 August 2021 - 09:15:55

@CaptainJack69, yes, remember last April.Problem is they not remember yesterday. No learning curve from past. And 'tomorrow' is not there yet, so no anticipation. Thai don't know structures, they just do things for showing to do something. Look at idiot in use bringing of that old prison in Phuket town, empty since January. The import on Phuket of Covid-19 cases, even by ambulance.

lelecuneo | 13 August 2021 - 08:35:06

this is totally nonsense....i mean all...and all local restaurants are selling alcohol in tea cup, papaer cup, empty cola cans etc.... and only international hotels are not basically Thais keep doing what they want  ( and covid rise ) and all sandbox guests stay dry complaining...and police have no idea of all this??? welll phuket deserve to be shut down so all those local reckt

Madeinswiss | 13 August 2021 - 02:30:19

I think people going there for holidays are completely crazy... Hot spot for covid... Low spot for alcool and restaurants.... What a dream? 

SueYu2 | 13 August 2021 - 00:14:29

Surely its time to shut down this Sandbox scheme? With over 100 new cases in one day there's no argument against that. It just MIGHT help reduce the infection rate. Putting people in an old prison is sheer bloody-mindedness & refusal to accept a huge error, while putting people's lives at risk. 

Xi_Virus | 12 August 2021 - 19:08:59

There is a FAKE News going around that Army personnel have been administered with Pfizer doses that were DONATED by the US Government.

Also another FAKE News that family members of an0tin are all getting the jabs with same US Pfizer donated vax.

These are of course all FAKE News! 
We should all believe and trust the CAKE News from govt.

Fascinated | 12 August 2021 - 19:07:42

'90 in a week- we will close'. Or not, at it appears, so long as the Litterbox is up and running..

BosysurfNaiHarn | 12 August 2021 - 14:29:59

We would appreciate it if you would resume listing totals by district/villages. Thank you in advance.

CaptainJack69 | 12 August 2021 - 13:13:31

Remember last April? Remember how we were locked in our homes with road blocks every few miles? Remember how there was a curfew? How public facing businesses were ordered closed? How the provincial borders were completely sealed? How the airports were shut down?

That was for fewer than 60 local cases in TOTAL.

Now we have over 100 in one day and we're telling tourists it's safe to co...


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