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Phuket marks 14 new COVID cases, no deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 14 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (July 24), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 54,051.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 25 July 2022, 09:00AM


Image: PPHO

Image: PPHO

The PPHO daily report for July 24, marked as accurate as of 6pm last night, was posted online at 9:41pm.

The report marked no new infections among any arrivals from overseas, as under the new entry measures introduced on May 1, international arrivals are no longer tested for COVID-19 on arrival.

The report marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total for July at 16 deaths attributed to COVID-19 and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year at 137*.

Officials marked three COVID deaths in June, five in May, 20 in April, 56 in March, 27 in February and 10 in January.

Meanwhile, the 14 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 121, as follows:

  • July 18 - 22 new cases
  • July 19 - 13 new cases
  • July 20 - 16 new cases
  • July 21 - 20 new cases
  • July 22 - 16 new cases
  • July 23 - 20 new cases
  • July 24 - 14 new cases

The report marked three people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket since Jan 1, as well as eight returning from other countries and testing positive, and zero COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home”.

The report still marked 6,391 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 2,906 Test & Go tourists who tested positive on arrival since Jan 1.

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According to the report for July 24, there are 104 people under medical care or supervision, one fewer than the 105 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 15 people discharged from medical care for COVID infection yesterday ‒ but did not give a total for the number of patients released from medical care since Jan 1.

The report recorded 187 people testing positive by antigen test kit (ATK), while the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island remained at zero.

According to the report for July 24, there are 20 ‘Red’ patients (+1), 59 ‘Yellow’ patients (-11) but did not list the number of ‘Green’ patients.

Meanwhile, zero people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at any ‘hospitel’ (zero change), and zero were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change).

The report also marked that of 153 hospital beds in total available (+3), 79 were occupied (-10).


* The PPHO has since July 1 continued to report an extra death in the total that was never included in the individual daily tallies. (See here and here.)

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