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Phuket marks 149 new COVID cases

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 149 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Nov 26) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 17,353.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 27 November 2021, 09:00AM

Image: PPHO

Image: PPHO

The PPHO report for Nov 26, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 12:01am.

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

The report marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 137. After 55 COVID deaths in September, officials marked 44 deaths in October and so far 18 deaths this month.

Meanwhile, the 149 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 725, as follows:

  • Nov 20 - 64 new cases
  • Nov 21 - 83 new cases
  • Nov 22 - 86 new cases
  • Nov 23 - 105 new cases
  • Nov 24 - 110 new cases
  • Nov 25 - 128 new cases
  • Nov 26 - 149 new cases

The report marked 13 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 251 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 19 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.

According to the PPHO COVID situation report for Nov 26, 1,001 people were under medical care or supervision, 157 more than the 844 reported yesterday.

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The report also marked 16,352 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 69 more than the 16,283 reported yesterday.

The report recorded nine 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 decreased by 36, from 143 to 107.

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 26, there were two ‘Red’ patients (zero change from yesterday), 105 ‘Yellow’ patients (+2) and 126 ‘Green’ patients (+15).

A further 298 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (+22), and 107 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (-23), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report for Nov 26 also marked that of 2,761 hospital beds in total available (-12), 638 were occupied (+16).

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Kamala Pete | 27 November 2021 - 12:02:50

This new Omicron variant sounds bad. Hopefully we'll follow suit with the western nations and slam the gates shut NOW. However - I suspect we'll be well infected by the time they've got through all the committee meetings. Time to bunker down.

JohnC | 27 November 2021 - 09:03:46

And the numbers will keep going up. The amount of pale foriegners I see now ignoring or unaware of the mask rules shows that the message is NOT getting to the tourists arriving here or they just don't care. Protect yourselves people!


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