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Phuket marks 105 new COVID cases, two new deaths

Phuket marks 105 new COVID cases, two new deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 105 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Nov 23) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 16,959.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 24 November 2021, 09:03AM

The PPHO report for Nov 23, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 12:21am today.

The report marked one new infection among Sandbox tourist arrivals and one new infection among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals from abroad.

The report also marked two new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 to 135. After 55 COVID deaths in September, officials marked 44 deaths in October and so far 16 deaths this month.

UPDATE: The PPHO later posted details of the death reported for Nov 23, as follows:

1) Case 16239, male, 60 years old (Group 608*), suffered asthma, was a smoker, not vaccinated, a high risk contact

2) Case 16250, male, 56 years old (Group 608), suffered high blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidemia, vaccinated with two injections of Sinovac, risk history unknown

Meanwhile, the 105 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 539, as follows:

  • Nov 17 - 69 new cases
  • Nov 18 - 69 new cases
  • Nov 19 - 63 new cases
  • Nov 20 - 64 new cases
  • Nov 21 - 83 new cases
  • Nov 22 - 86 new cases
  • Nov 23 - 105 new cases

The report marked 12 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, 35 returning from other countries and testing positive, and 42 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy since Apr 3.

The report also marked 248 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 16 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.

Internal - Phuket Live Radio 89.5

According to the PPHO COVID situation report for yesterday, 790 people were under medical care or supervision, 58 more than the 732 reported for Nov 22.

The report also marked 16,169 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 49 more than the 16,120 reported yesterday.

The report recorded four people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK), but the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island fell by three, from 148 to 145.

The report did not confirm how many people who tested positive by ATKs were confirmed infected by RT-PCR tests or how many people had been released from ATK detention at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ and allowed to go home.

According to the report for Nov 23, there were now zero ‘Red’ patients (-2 from yesterday), 107 ‘Yellow’ patients (+11) and 90 ‘Green’ patients (+11).

A further 226 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (+42), and 141 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (-7), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report posted last night marked that of 2,783  hospital beds in total available (-13), 564 were occupied (+55 from yesterday).

* ‘Group 608’ has become Phuket officials’ preferred term for higher at-risk patients, comprising people over 60 years old along with those suffering from any of the seven recognised medical conditions that place patients at higher risk of developing serious signs of infection, plus women more than 12 weeks pregnant.

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maverick | 25 November 2021 - 08:21:57

Kurt @the one night is not “quarantine” it’s so they can find you if your PCR test comes back positive Quarantine is restricted to high risk countries and the unvaccinated. Important distinction, hopefully this month they will drop the PCR and overnight stay and use Rapid test - or forget any significant numbers this season.

maverick | 25 November 2021 - 08:18:57

To be expected as they increase testing in schools - hospitalizations remain stable that’s the only measure we should be concerned about 

Kurt | 24 November 2021 - 14:47:01

The rise was foreseen.  No Thai get tested at Sarassin bridge and has to go 1 night in quarantine like arrivals by air when entering Phuket.

Fascinated | 24 November 2021 - 12:22:47

No official report on 11 schools closed, also several Bangal establishments, for two weeks- almost as if the authorities are covering it up. 


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